First Capital Celebrates Statehood Day March 7th

Happy 217th Ohio

It’s one of Chillicothe’s proudest moments, annually celebrating the birth of Ohio’s Statehood, March 1, 1803.

The celebration takes place Saturday March 7, 2020 beginning at Trinity United Methodist Church on East Main Street with the Statehood Day Prayer Breakfast, presented by the Chillicothe Kiwanis Club and Ross County Ministerial Association. This year’s honoree is Stan Mitchell, recognized for his achievement in service to the community. Speakers will include Ohio Auditor of State, Keith Faber and Chaplain Paul Ray. Tickets for the event are $10 and available at the Ross-Chillicothe Convention and Visitors Bureau, from Kiwanis members, Stacy Brooks or Diane Carnes.

Chillicothe’s museums and historic sites will be open free of charge, including Adena Mansion & Gardens (10am-4pm), Lucy Hayes Heritage Center (10am-4pm), Ross County Heritage Center (12pm-4pm), David Nickens Heritage Center (1p-4p) and the Ross County Genealogical Society at their new location, 303 South Paint Street, (9am-4pm).

See below for more information.

Also below, links to Litter Media videos on some of the historical sites. Like what you see, SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel… it’s FREE!

Provided by the Ross County Historical Society
Adena Mansion & Gardens, 847 Adena Road, Chillicothe. Photo by Dan Ramey/Litter Media
Trinity United Methodist Church, site of the Statehood Day Prayer Breakfast. Photo by Dan Ramey/ Litter Media
Litter Media’s 2019 Statehood Day preview
An interview with Beverly Gray, Director of the David Nickens Heritage Center
An interview with Tom Kuhn, Director of the Ross County Historical Society
An interview with Adena Mansion & Gardens Executive Director Kathy Styer