The Grant Hearing Room features a display case of Grant artifacts, including the stub of one of his signature cigars.
Ulysses S. Grant
Recognizing the service of the eight Ohioans who were elected President of the United States, the Statehouse has named hearing rooms in their honor. Senators regularly conduct committee hearings and hold press conferences in these small, but distinguished spaces. Visitors can view actual artifacts from the lives of the men whose names they bear.


Grant Hearing Room

The Grant Hearing Room is named for the nation's 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant. Items on display in the Grant Room include: a cigar butt partially smoked by President Grant sometime between 1850 and 1880, a Grant commemorative plate, Grant campaign buttons and a Presbyterian prayer book that once belonged to him.
 
 
 
A display case in the Harding Room contains several nostalgic items from Harding's past.

Harding Hearing Room

Warren G. Harding
 
Pete Fact : President Harding was the first president to broadcast a speech by radio and the first to install a radio in the White House.
 
The Harding Hearing Room is named for the 29th president of the United States and former state Senator, Warren G. Harding. Items on display in the Harding Room include: a campaign button from Harding's 1920 presidential campaign, a Masonic ring and watch fob presented to the President in 1921, and a letter opener presented to him on a trip to Alaska. President Harding was an avid golfer and one of his Spaulding golf balls is also included in the collection.