Capitol Day


Join us at the Statehouse on Tuesday, October 18th!

Start your homeschool year off right and head to the Statehouse on October 18th 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, Statehouse tours, legislative updates with Melanie Elsey, an interactive Scavenger Hunt for all our guests, giveaways and more! All students will also receive a beautiful certificate to commemorate the day and their participation.

We hope to see you in October!


Event Information...

Event Details

Date: October 18, 2022
Time: 8:45 – 3:00
Address: 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

Registration Fees

CHEO Members:  $20/family
Non-Members:  $35/family
On-site Registration:  $35/family

Frequently Asked Questions

Have additional questions regarding this event?
Check out this helpful page:

Capitol Day FAQ

2022 Capitol Day Speakers

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.

In addition to her work with CHEO, Melanie serves as the National Legislative Director for the American Policy Roundtable and is a Panelist on The Public Square® radio broadcast. She can be heard weekly bringing the message of responsible citizenship to the public on The Public Square® radio program, co-hosted by Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd.

Melanie lives in Uniontown, Ohio with her husband, John.

Beth Lear

Schoenbrunn Village Representative/ Historical Interpreter

A Living History Museum:

Schoenbrunn Village is the site of several Ohio firsts—settlement, church, schoolhouse and code of laws. The village, restored to appear as it did more than two centuries ago, includes the original cemetery and 16 reconstructed log structures, as well as the church and gardens. A visitor center with museum and introductory video will help orient you so that you can experience the village as if you were in the past.

Historical Interpreters will be on site for Capitol Day! 

Schedule for the Day...

2022 Capitol Day Schedule:


8:45       Registration begins
9:15       Welcome ~ opening prayer, introductions, announcements
9:45       Statehouse Tour #1 (approx. 45 minutes)  This Tour is now full.
10:45     Speaker: Beth Lear ~ An Insider’s Look at the Statehouse
11:30     Statehouse Tour #2 (approx. 45 minutes)  This tour is now full

   12:00 – 1:00   Lunch is on your own.

1:00      Schoenbrunn Village / Fort Laurens / Destination Learning Opportunities for Ohio – Historical Interpreters
1:45      Statehouse Tour #3 (approx. 45 minutes) This tour is now full.
2:45      Wrap up / Prize drawings
3:30      Adjourn


     Registration for this event closes October 14th. 

(Scheduled tour times are full, but a self-guided tour option is always available.)

Countdown to Fun!