History & Tourism

Society Invites Guests To Renovated Carriage House

17 Sep , 2019  

Take a few moments on Wednesday evening to experience a trip both to the past and to the future.

The Richland County Historical Society is welcoming guests to the newly renovated Carriage House, across the street from Oak Hill Cottage. The facility has been transformed and now offers larger meeting space that will assist the Society with meetings and other events for years to come. More…

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History & Tourism

New South Park Cabin Taking Shape As October Event Nears

17 Sep , 2019  

Almost three years of work, and countless hours of labor, are near an end as the “new, old” Cabin in South Park nears its first open house.

On Monday morning, concrete was delivered for the base of the porch floors and posts. Open porches on the west and east sides of the structure are currently under construction, each to feature eight foot ceilings. More…

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History & Tourism, Sports

When Mansfield Welcomed: Baseball’s Greatest Shortstop

13 Sep , 2019  

This story was first posted in October 2018.

It would be difficult to over estimate the storied reputation of Honus Wagner in the world of professional baseball. Over 100 years after winning his eighth and final batting title – a National League record which remains in place to this day – Wagner is also well-known for the record prices set by the sale of his baseball cards. He was also, for a short time, a Mansfielder. More…

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History & Tourism

Fun Ideas for an Ohio Mini Vacation This Fall

12 Sep , 2019  

Just in time for cooling temperatures and vibrant foliage, Ohio. Find It Here and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are teaming up to launch the Fall in Ohio microsite  – an easy-to-navigate online resource perfect for locals and visitors seeking leaf-peeping tips, incredible fall color views, quintessential festivals and must-see attractions. Richland County sites are very much included in the mix. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The Fisk Jubilee Singers

7 Sep , 2019  

Did you know that Mansfield is one of the places where American musical history was made?

In fact, it was made over 147 years ago, on November 29, 1871.

On that date, a concert took place here featuring a group of singers from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. That institution of learning, founded a few years previously to provide African American students with the best education possible, was struggling in the post-War south and faced bankruptcy. The idea was advanced by Fisk’s treasurer to have a number of students form a choir which would travel to raise funds for the college. More…

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History & Tourism

Classic Car Lovers Alert: Hundreds of Studebakers Coming to Richland County

7 Sep , 2019  

Back‐to‐back international Studebaker events converge at Richland County Fairgrounds, September 9‐14. The Antique Studebaker Club (ASC) holds its International Meet September 9‐10, followed by the even larger 55th Annual Studebaker Drivers Club (SDC) International Meet, September 11‐14.

Studebaker owners from across North America and beyond will bring their classic cars to Mansfield for a week of history, fun, bragging rights and comradery. Throughout the event, members show their vehicles, share information and memories and participate in concours judging. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: The Largest Horse Parade East Of The Mississippi

6 Sep , 2019  

This summer, we’ve continued our yearly tradition of taking a weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.

Today, for the last post in our Summer Road Trip series for 2019, we’re turning our attention to a remarkable parade taking place this weekend just an hour down I71 or US42. More…

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History & Tourism

Winery & Restaurant Brewery Join Wine & Ale Trail

4 Sep , 2019  

The popular Wine & Ale Trail that winds through the Mansfield area recently added two new locations to create a more regional appeal to the existing trail. The addition of Uniontown Brewing Co. in Ashland, Ohio and Fox Winery in Galion brings the total number of stops on this local trail to nine! They join a collection of partners whose passion for craft and connection to history bring people from near and far to sip and savor their way through the trail. More…

All About Richland, History & Tourism

Readers Share Sears House Locations

1 Sep , 2019  

Our recent story on the potential for finding houses in Mansfield which were purchased from Sears, Roebuck & Company generated a good amount of online comment and the sharing of actual house locations. That post can be read here: Hey, I Saw Your House In A Catalog: Sears Houses In Mansfield.

And, as it turns out, these types of houses can be found in many corners of Richland County. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Washington Post Profiles Shawshank’s Impact

30 Aug , 2019  

It’s not every day that a story in the Washington Post has a Richland County angle.

That’s the point of the piece, however – The Shawshank Redemption has proven to be an outlier among films in its ability to stir the imagination 25 years after release. And among the beneficiaries of that impact is the city of Mansfield. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Richland B&O Trail Bump Work To Begin

30 Aug , 2019  

Some minor work on the Richland County B&O Trail will take place over the next few days.

First, a contractor will be working near the Bellville Bike Depot and the Hines Ave bridge on Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30 remediate several bumps along the B&O trail surface. Additional bump removal work is then scheduled for Tuesday, September 3 from Marion Avenue south to Deer Park. That work is expected to take two days to complete. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Doctor Ecki House

28 Aug , 2019  

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 2019, 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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History & Tourism

Sounds Like A Spectacular September!

28 Aug , 2019  

From the great folks at: Destination Mansfield – Richland County: September signifies the start of fall, but here in Richland County, September also brings various activities to fill your autumn calendar.

From the Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Brewing Co. to the Malabar Farm Barn Dance, there are happenings for all ages. Enjoy the crisp air with this month’s festivals and fairs or experience the fine arts Richland County has to offer. More…

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