History & Tourism

Prairie Peddler This Weekend And Next

17 Sep , 2018  

It’s a north central Ohio institution – the annual Prairie Peddler Festival, taking place off of State Route 97 near Butler.

The 2018 edition of Prairie Peddler will take place this coming Saturday and Sunday and again on September 29 and 30. The Festival is an opportunity for the entire family to step back in time, sample delicious food, and shop at artisan booths. More…

All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Family History Summer Sessions Continue Into Fall

17 Sep , 2018  

The Ohio Genealogical Society‘s free free summer sessions on family history research continue this month and October at its nearby Samuel D. Isaly Library near Bellville.

All sessions will be held at the Library, except where noted. Pre-registration is requested by calling 419-886-1903. Please watch for additional programs to be added. More…

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History & Tourism

Mohican Pow-Wow Underway

15 Sep , 2018  

This weekend experience Native American history, culture, and lifestyle first-hand as the Great Mohican Pow-Wow returns for its 34th year.

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,, Mohican Reservation Campground and Canoeing will be busy with traditional Native American ceremonies and activities. Rated as a top 100 show in the United States, this event is taking place this weekend . More…

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History & Tourism, Landmarks of Richland

Landmarks of Richland: All Souls Church

14 Sep , 2018  

For over 120 years, the members of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Bellville have provided a high degree of care for the building their foreparents built – literally.

The building on Church Street serves a congregation whose roots in southern Richland County date back almost 200 years – to 1822. Originally occupying another structure in the village, the present building was constructed between 1894 and 1897. More…

History & Tourism

Walk. Listen. View The Past.

13 Sep , 2018  

On Saturday, Downtown Mansfield Inc. and Just Walk Richland are again collaborating to bring you the opportunity to exercise and experience the past at the same time.

In the third of four DMI Walks scheduled this season, this walk will focus on the Northeast Sector/Brewery District. More…

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History & Tourism

Haunted Halls Of The Ohio Statehouse To Open For Tours

12 Sep , 2018  

The Ohio Statehouse is opening its doors on Friday and Saturday nights during the last two weeks of October for a celebration of history and legend.

The 2018 edition of the Haunted Statehouse Tours will feature recently found evidence of paranormal activity at the Ohio Capitol and will incorporate a new story or two with an updated tour route. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: Grace Gospel Tabernacle

10 Sep , 2018  

Mansfielders of today might not recognize the original name of this familiar building, itself nearing its 100th birthday.

On Sunday, October 10, 1920, the Grace Gospel Tabernacle was dedicated at 95 East Third Street in downtown Mansfield. The congregation, which had been founded just four years previously, was enthusiastic about their new building — which was already a bit snug. More…

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History & Tourism

OSR Offering New Shorter Tours This Month

9 Sep , 2018  

This month, the Ohio State Reformatory is offering new abbreviated tours.

These tours take place seven days a week through September 27, from 11 AM to 4 PM each day. Take a self-guided “Haunted Halls of OSR” tour and experience long ago history, traces of Hollywood magic, and maybe even a glimpse of the otherworldly. Daring guests can also check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peel of the Halloween event, “Escape from Blood Prison.” More…

History & Tourism

There’s A New Buckeye Candy Trail

9 Sep , 2018  

While the state’s new Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail has no Richland County location among the 30 shops statewide that can be explored for tasty treats, there is one in a adjacent county which is well known to Richland Countians.

Sweeties Chocolates/Grandpa’s Cheesebarn near Ashland has been included. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Lucky State Route 13

7 Sep , 2018  

Ohio’s State Route 13 is actually rather lucky. It may have changed a bit in its over-90-year history, but it has maintained its designation and general trajectory in that entire period of time.

It’s lucky as well as it traverses Richland County from north to south (and vice versa), running through Mansfield and Bellville along the way. More…

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TourismOhio Launches Online Center For All Things Fall Related

6 Sep , 2018  

Area residents know well that Richland County and all of north central Ohio can feature stunning fall colors as the days shorten and the temperatures cool. It might not seem like it at the moment, but the seasons are going to change sooner versus later.

To help Ohio travelers, friends and families create their own Fallidays, TourismOhio has launched a fall planning hub at Ohio.org/Fallidays. More…

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History & Tourism

Turn The Clock Back Over 200 Years This Weekend

4 Sep , 2018  

You are invited to “reach” back to the past as the City of Mansfield Parks Department hosts and the Richland Early American Center for History holds the Fourth Annual Living History Days at South Park.

The event takes place over two days, Saturday September 8 from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday September 9 from 10 AM to 4 PM, and is free to the public. More…

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