The U.S. will be celebrating its semiquincentennial (that’s 250 years) in 2026 and Ohio is all-in to celebrate “Ohio Style.” We will highlight Ohio and Ohioans’ unique contribution to the U.S. for 250+ years.
We’re going to involve all 88 counties to create a statewide celebration and commemoration that is bold, inclusive, educational, and fun.
While 2026 will be the pinnacle of the celebration, we are going to kick-off some activities as soon as 2024. You’ll want to visit this site often to see what is happening near you.
We’ll tell the stories of the many Ohio firsts, like the invention of the airplane to the first person to walk on the moon; to the sacred stories of the Native Americans who were here for thousands of years before Europeans; to the unique regions of the state and amazing natural resources.
Connor Theater, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio