The Ladies' Gallery, located off the Statehouse Atrium along its southeast passageway, pays homage to the first female Ohio legislators
who paved the way for women in government, and honors all women who have served in the Ohio General Assembly. Its enduring function will
be to inform and inspire all who visit – especially young women and girls – to take an active role in democracy.
Members of the Ladies' Gallery Committee, comprised of some of the highest-ranking women in state government, have been working with the
Capitol Square Foundation
Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board
since 2004 to raise funds and awareness, creating this educational
room in the Statehouse. The committee has helped to raise nearly $264,000 to create the exhibits and display a variety of artifacts. The
room contains an interactive video kiosk, historic items, clothing, photos, banners, and artifacts pertaining to the first women legislators
and the history of the Suffrage movement in Ohio.
The Ladies' Gallery project is part of a $3.5 million capital campaign to update the educational program and exhibits throughout the Ohio
Statehouse. By utilizing the latest technology and other creative visuals to tell the story of Ohio's rich history and the important work
of state government, the grandeur and functionality of the Statehouse will be taken to a new level by enriching the experience of
schoolchildren and visitors.
Visitors to the Statehouse
To schedule a guided tour
Ladies' Gallery and the Ohio Statehouse, please call 614-728-2695 for more information.