Discover the inspiring stories of the courageous Ohioans who were awarded the nation’s highest military honor for valor in combat – The Medal of Honor.
“Honoring Ohioans: The Medal of Honor” is a new state-of-the-art interactive display in the Ohio Statehouse Museum created in partnership with Nationwide, the Capitol Square Foundation and the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board.
Designed for both children and adults, “Honoring Ohioans” uses digital storytelling to paint the portraits of courage of the more than 300 Ohio recipients of the Medal of Honor - from the Civil War to today.
Stories come to life in ‘Magic Book’
Wave your hand over the motion-sensitive pages of the “Magic Book” to bring to life the sights and sounds of combat through videos, documentary broadcasts, archival film, personal recollections and live-action battlefield maps.
A touch screen display lets you search for Ohio Medal of Honor recipients by name, home county, branch of service and conflict, as well as read the Congressional proclamations detailing their heroics.
Your opportunity to experience history
Nationwide invites you to visit “Honoring Ohioans: The Medal of Honor” and learn about a unique group of individuals whose sacrifice and bravery went beyond the call of duty.
We’re proud to help bring the stories of their experiences to life.
The Ohio Statehouse Museum is on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Closed state holidays.