Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The May Building

25 Jun , 2017  

By the time that the May Building was constructed on the southeast corner of South Main and South Park Streets, facing Central Park, the name “May” had been known by Mansfielders for some 90 years. More…

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2017-2018 Schedule Announced For The Renaissance

8 Jun , 2017  

Tuesday evening’s Season Preview event showcased many of the performances in store for theatre goers over the next twelve months. Joining traditional favorites, such as Neos Dance Theatre’s “A 1940s Nutcracker,” will be new fare – including musicals, concerts, recording artist performances, and much more. More…

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Preview Showcases 2017-2018 Season At The Ren; Theatre’s 90th Birthday

7 Jun , 2017  

We’ll have stories in the coming days highlighting announcements made at Tuesday evening’s Season Preview Party at the Renaissance Theatre. Today, however, we’re bringing you a collection of stories, photos, video, and more from the event.

In addition to a look ahead at productions for the coming season, a 90th birthday celebration for the Ohio Theatre, now the Renaissance, is on tap. More…

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Secret City Surprises

7 May , 2017  

On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of visitors to downtown Mansfield could be seen walking up and down Fourth Street, North Main, and Park Avenue West; clutching red, white, and blue tickets; and looking for clusters of balloons.

As in years past, the Secret City Tour provided opportunities for these visitors to experience history in a very tangible way. Eight tour stops were featured. More…

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Music At Mechanics

3 May , 2017  

On selected Thursday and Friday lunchtimes between now and the end of August, the downtown office of Mechanics Bank (on the Square at 2 South Main Street) will be offering entertainment in its courtyard area during its “Time for Lunch” series.

You are invited to stop on by, lunch in hand, and enjoy wonderful music and performances on beautiful summer days. More…


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RichHistory Weekend: Secret City Tour

2 May , 2017  

It’s become a favorite among aficionados of local history and interesting architecture.

On Saturday, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. will hold its Secret City Tour. Beginning at 1:00 PM, the event offers a peek into some of Mansfield’s most exquisite historic buildings and architectural gems. This year, the tour is being held in conjunction with RichHistory Weekend and the RichHistory Alliance. More…

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Podcast Looks At The Arts And Business In Mansfield

16 Apr , 2017  

In a departure from previous editions of The Renaissance Podcast, the most recently posted interview does not center on a particular performance or event. Instead, the episode features an informal discussion between Colleen Cook of Renaissance Performing Arts and Kelby King, Director of Marketing for Avita Health Systems. More…

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Landmarks of Mansfield: St. Peter’s Catholic Church

15 Apr , 2017  

For the last 100 years, the 125 feet high towers of the landmark St. Peter’s Catholic Church have themselves done double duty, standing sentinel over the central part of Mansfield while at the same time encouraging passers-by to look in a heavenly direction.

The 1889 church and current St. Peter’s, shortly after the latters’s construction

The building sits near an intersection that has been home to a Catholic church and school for almost seventeen decades. More…

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Downtown Mansfield, Inc. Provides New Connection To Local History

13 Apr , 2017  

As Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

Mansfielders and visitors to the city now have the opportunity to gain a more complete understanding of that relationship. In an announcement earlier this week, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) announced the launch of an innovative tool for learning about local history. More…

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April Movies At Main

5 Apr , 2017  

The month of April brings six films to the “Movies at Main” series at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.Those films include the following. all of which will be shown in the Libary’s Community Room at no charge: More…


Little Buckeye Named Ohio’s Top Museum

4 Apr , 2017  

Earlier this week, the Ohio Museum Association awarded Mansfield’s Little Buckeye Children’s Museum their highest honor for museums in the state of Ohio: Institution of the Year.

“It is thrilling and humbling to receive such a prestigious award from the Ohio Museum Association! We have experienced tremendous growth in the last two years with new exhibits and over 50,000 visitors yearly to the museum,” said Fred Boll, Executive Director. More…