History & Tourism

Indiana University Posts Vintage Photo Of Mansfield Landmark

23 May , 2018  

In October 2016, 1812Blockhouse focused one of the first posts in our “Landmarks of Mansfield” series on the Farmers Bank Building on Park Avenue West. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Civil War Monument in South Park

12 May , 2018  

It stands sentinel near the entrance of South Park, just as it has for the last 110 years. Erected in 1908, the Civil War Monument is 27 years newer than its counterpart in Central Park downtown.

Like its cousin, this statue was given in memory of deceased veterans of the Civil War. While the downtown monument was donated by an individual, however, the South Park statue was a gift from veterans of the 120th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: Jayne Mansfield

10 May , 2018  

In this installment of our “When Mansfield Welcomed” series, which looks at well-known visitors to Mansfield and Richland County over the last two hundred years, we are pleased to re-post our popular story about the visit of actress Jayne Mansfield which we posted on June 29, 2017, the 50th anniversary of her tragic passing:

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of an American actress, a lady with a very familiar last name and who paid at least one visit to Mansfield and Richland County. It was on the night of June 28/29, 1967 that Jayne Mansfield and her attorney were killed on a car trip from Biloxi, Mississippi to New Orleans, Louisiana. More…

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History & Tourism

Tourism Day Wednesday At The Ohio Statehouse

7 May , 2018  

In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) will join 90 attractions, visitor bureaus, restaurants, lodging, retail, and other tourism businesses exhibiting at Ohio Tourism Day on May 9, as proclaimed by Governor John R. Kasich. Hosted by TourismOhio, Tourism Day encourages visitors to plan their Ohio getaways by showcasing the Ohio experiences families and friends can enjoy. Ohio Tourism Day is a free event and will take place on the Ohio Statehouse West Plaza in Columbus. More…

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History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend Continues; See Collected Social Media Posts

6 May , 2018  

The RichHistory Alliance’s RichHistory Weekend continues for a second day today in Mansfield and across the county.

On Saturday, history-related attractions shared displays, tours, and other opportunities to connect with the past. One of the largest events was the annual Secret City Tour in downtown Mansfield. This year, — buildings were opened to the public – not only traditional work or living spaces, but also basement levels and unfinished areas. More…

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History & Tourism

Secret City Surprises

5 May , 2018  

Secret City Tour underway until 4:00 p.m.. Incredible spaces!

 

History & Tourism

Former Richland County Community Celebrates A Family’s Bicentennial

4 May , 2018  

RichHistory Weekend is almost here, an opportunity to visit venues that showcase the extraordinary history of this part of Ohio. It’s the second annual presentation, sponsored by the RichHistory Alliance, a consortium of heritage venues in Richland County.

Our story about the weekend is here, and includes an overall schedule with links to additional information. More…

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History & Tourism

Marketing Richland County Gets Boost With New CVB Website

3 May , 2018  

Destination Mansfield – Richland County just took a step into the future of travel marketing.

Tourism is big business in Ohio. According to TourismOhio, it is a $43 billion industry, and the state welcomes over 200 million visitors annually. From an employment point of view, some 427,000 Ohio jobs are tied to tourism. More…

History & Tourism, Schools

Five Hidden Gems Of Mansfield

3 May , 2018  

Known by many for the individual attention given by its instructors and quality education it offers its students, The Ohio State University at Mansfield may be less identified but no less valued for the hidden gems it features.

The Mansfield campus lies amid 640 acres of woodland, which lends natural environmental attributes to those furthering their education. Most of these jewels are part of ongoing projects, something that ensures they will only gain luster and enhance the experiences of students for generations to come. More…

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History & Tourism

Mohican Wildlife Weekend Enjoyed By Many

30 Apr , 2018  

North central Ohio’s premier celebration for all things outdoors, Mohican Wildlife Weekend, took place this past weekend.

We have collected social media links from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and elsewhere as area residents and visitors attended events at some 11 program sites. These events began Friday night when Appalachian Trail hiker and keynote speaker Jacob Coffy spoke at Landoll’s Mohican Castle. More…

History & Tourism

It’s Time To Go Back In Time In Richland County

30 Apr , 2018  

This coming weekend, May 5 and 6, Richland Countians and visitors will celebrate unique stories and landmarks that combine to enhance our sense of place.

It’s called RichHistory Weekend. For the second year, this event will showcase venues from across Richland County that celebrate the area’s rich past. Included will be tours, demonstrations, exhibits, and more. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Doctor Ecki House

29 Apr , 2018  

It still sits perched on a rise on the south side of Park Avenue West as the street makes its way westward from the five way intersection. It’s truly hard to miss, as it is a massive structure, clearly designed to make a statement to passersby.

In April of 2018, however, the statement the house is making is more about the precarious situation in which much of Mansfield’s remaining history finds itself. The last several years have seen scores of unique survivors of the city’s nineteenth and early twentieth century past lost to demolition. Fortunately, the Dr. Ecki House joins others on Park Avenue West that hold on valiantly, defying the odds. More…

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