Capitol Day

Sponsored by Eagle Forum of ohio

Join us at the Statehouse
on Thursday, October 24, 2024! 

Start your homeschool year off right and head to the Statehouse on October 24th 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 24, 2024
Time: 8:45 – 3:00
Address: 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

Registration Fees

CHEO Members:  $25/family
Non-Members:  $40/family
On-site Registration:  $40/family

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Capitol Day FAQ

Capitol Day Speakers for 2024!

More to be added soon!

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 on The Public Square® radio program, co-hosted by Dave Zanotti and Wayne Shepherd.

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

Historical Interpreter, Jeff Sanders

Jeff has a B.A. in history, two master’s degrees in theology/biblical languages, and a doctorate. He has served many roles in his career, from missionary, pastor, college professor, teacher, and chaplain.  

For over 40 years, Jeff has enjoyed teaching families the story of liberty as a historical interpreter. Having been raised in the South and with ancestors who fought in the  Civil War, he has focused his attention on historical reenactment in that time period.

Jeff and his wife homeschooled all their children – who are now grown and have children of their own. His favorite hobbies are martial arts, learning foreign languages, telling true stories about faith and courage, making people laugh, and spending time with his family.  


Schedule for the Day...


 2024 Capitol Day Schedule:

8:45       Registration begins
9:15      Opening Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
9:30       Welcome and Announcements
9:45       Statehouse Tour #1 (approx. 45 minutes)  
10:45     Speaker: Jeff Sanders ~ Civil War Interactive Presentation
11:30     Statehouse Tour #2 (approx. 45 minutes)  

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

1:00      Speaker:  State Legislator – TBA
1:30      Speaker:  Melanie Elsey – CHEO Legislative Liaison
2:15     Statehouse Tour #3 (approx. 45 minutes)


     Online registration will open September 2, 2024. 

Self guided tours are always available throughout the day.


Countdown to Fun!