Join us at the Statehouse on October 13th!
Start your homeschool year off right and head to the Statehouse on October 13th for a fun
and educational event hosted by Christian Home Educators of Ohio!
Capitol Day is a great field trip for students and teacher alike! It provides an important opportunity for home educators to better understand the legislative process in Ohio and how we can positively affect this system. This event is also a wonderful way to fulfill some of the history requirements for your school year!
Come and enjoy engaging speakers, self-guided Statehouse tours, a special legislative update with Melanie Elsey, an interactive Scavenger Hunt for all our guests, give-aways and more! All students will also receive a beautiful certificate to commemorate the day and their participation.
We hope to see you in October!
Important: Due to Covid-19 restrictions at the Statehouse, all participants over the age of 10 are required to wear masks while on site. CHEO is also restricted to a maximum of 160 guests this year.
Capitol events staff will alert CHEO to any changes that may occur prior to our planned visit.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Date: October 13, 2020
Time: 9:00 – 4:00
Address: 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215
CHEO Members: $20/family
On-site Registration: $35/family
Meet Our Capitol Day Speakers...
Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Judi French
Justice Judi French became the 155th justice of the Ohio Supreme Court in January of 2013. After a public service career spanning two decades, Justice French takes her role on the bench very seriously as she seeks to represent Ohioans by upholding the constitution and ensuring the intent of the constitution is held to a high standard.
She has earned a reputation as a conservative judge who understands how to constitutionally interpret laws of Ohio fairly with respect to the unique role of each branch of state government.
Historical Interpreter, Bill Foley
Bill’s family is originally from York, Pennsylvania, which is just outside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
At an early age, Gettysburg was the spark that ignited the flame to his interest and passion in American Civil War history. Since that time, Bill has spent endless hours visiting historic American sites and battlefields like: Manassass, Shiloh, Fredericksburg, Antietam, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Appomattox Court House to name only a few.
Bill’s first job as a pre-teen was working at the original Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center.
Bill is an active member of the National Civil War Museum and a member of the National Civil War Battlefield Preservation Trust. You don’t want to miss this exciting presentation!!
Legislative Liaison, Melanie Elsey
Melanie Elsey has been on staff with CHEO since 1994. Over the years she has been instrumental in safe-guarding the rights of families to freely home educate. Having formerly taught in the public schools, she left the classroom to focus on home educating her (now grown) children.
Melanie’s work today primarily focuses on researching public policy and communicating with state and federal legislators regarding the impact on families and communities.
Schedule for the Day...
2020 Capitol Day Schedule:
9:00 Registration Begins in Atrium
9:20 Welcome ~ opening prayer, introductions, and announcements
9:30 Self-guided tour opportunity
10:30 Speaker: Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Judi French
11:15 – 12:30 Lunch is on your own.
12:30 Speaker: Melanie Elsey, Legislative Liaison
1:30 Speaker: Bill Foley, Civil War Interpreter
2:30 Wrap up / Prize drawings
2:45 Self-guided tour opportunity
Countdown to Fun!