History & Tourism

Memorial Day, Mansfield, 1896

29 May , 2017  

Mansfield was a bustling place in 1896, with a population of approximately 17,000. On Saturday, May 30, the community came together to celebrate Memorial Day.

First known nationally as “Decoration Day,” the term “Memorial Day” was first used in 1882. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer 2017 At Malabar Farm

27 May , 2017  

As Memorial Day weekend is the ceremonial, albeit unofficial start of summer, we thought we’d take a look ahead at what the next three months will bring at various attractions in the Mansfield area. First up is Malabar Farm State Park, where here is what is on offer: More…

History & Tourism

Mansfielder Searches For The Grave Of Johnny Appleseed

16 May , 2017  

On Monday, the Ohio Department of Transportation announced creation of the new Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway. The route connects historic, cultural, and scenic attractions in Richland and Ashland Counties.

In a press release, ODOT shared, “The Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway’s routes are State Route 39 from Loudonville, northwest through Perrysville and Lucas, and ending in Mansfield; and State Route 603 from Mifflin to Malabar Farm where it ends at State Route 95. More…

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History & Tourism

Destination Mansfield Launches Travel Planning Tool

13 May , 2017  

In an effort to make visits to the Mansfield and Richland County area as easy as possible, Destination Mansfield has added a lodging reservation tool to its two websites. More…

History & Tourism

Mid-Ohio Season Begins Soon

13 May , 2017  

The beginning of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course’s 2017 spectator event season is around the corner.

The historic race course’s four major professional events and dates are as follows More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The Silas M. Douglas House

12 May , 2017  

This stately home on Park Avenue West was built by a man with a sterling reputation in the community.

His name was Silas Marion Douglas, but around Mansfield he was commonly referred to as “Judge Douglas.” He was born in January, 1853 in Monroe Township, Richland County, and was a graduate of both Heidelberg College in Tiffin and the Cincinnati Law College. More…

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History & Tourism

Wanna Watch A Plow?

11 May , 2017  

Spring Plowing Days at Malabar Farm State Park are almost upon us.

Taking place on May 20 and 21 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, this event features the beautiful and majestic draft animals that once were the mainstay of farming in early Ohio. More…

Downtown, History & Tourism

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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History & Tourism

New Kingwood Visitor Center Made Possible By Extrordinary Gift

6 May , 2017  

Attendees to a reception during Kingwood Center Gardens’ Garden Discovery Days were on hand to discover something new and exciting.

Speaking from the second floor staircase landing in Kingwood Hall on Friday evening, Kingwood Center Gardens Board Chairperson Duffy Carto made an extraordinary announcement. More…

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History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: South Park And The Blockhouse

4 May , 2017  

Our final look at this weekend’s RichHistory Weekend brings us to very familiar place – the Blockhouse in South Park.

REACH (Richland Early American Center for History) will be setting up in and around the landmark from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. Tom Pappas and Jack Johnson will be demonstrating musket firing and 18th century accoutrements. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: The Ohio Civil War Show

3 May , 2017  

The timing is terrific – at the same time that some 15 historic venues in Richland County will be open to the public during RichHistory Weekend, the 49th Annual Civil War Show and 25th Annual Artillery Show will be taking place at the Richland County Fairgrounds.

Spread out over seven buildings with an amazing 750 tables of military items and memorabilia to buy, sell, or trade, the show will also include a number of items from the periods of World Wars I and II. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

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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