Capitol Day


Join us at the Statehouse on Wednesday, October 20th!

Start your homeschool year off right and head to the Statehouse on October 20th 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, 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:  Final Update for Attending Families – Click Here

Event Information...

Event Details

Date: October 20, 2021
Time: 9:00 – 4:00
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

2020 Capitol Day Speakers...2021 to be Announced Soon!

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...


Possible 2021 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: To Be Announced

11:15 – 12:30 Lunch is on your own.

12:30     Speaker: Melanie Elsey, Legislative Liaison
1:30       Speaker: To Be Announced
2:30       Wrap up / Prize drawings
2:45       Self-guided tour opportunity

Registration Opens September 15th. 

Countdown to Fun!