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The Ohio Society of New York was organized in 1885 as a private membership organization by a group of prominent Ohio gentlemen living in New York City. It’s founding purpose was to “cultivate social intercourse among its members and to promote their best interests; to foster love for State and loyalty to Country.” It is the oldest state society in New York.

The Society is an historical, social, and patriotic organization. Since it's founding, the high point of the year has been the Annual Banquet - a black-tie dinner with ceremonial toasts, entertainment, and well known for its elegance, conviviality, and patriotic revelry. For many years, attendance at the Banquet reached over 700 members and guests.

Membership is by invitation.