All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

A Different Kind Of Visitor

27 Nov , 2016  

Usually, stories of visitors to Mansfield and Richland County center on local attractions, shopping, and the like. The Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau is an award-winning marketing effort that connects those who come to north central Ohio with our strong tourism assets.

That shared, there are other types of visitors who come and spend time and money here. One of those are seekers after family history information. More…

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History & Tourism, Holidays

A Taste of Christmas At Kingwood

27 Nov , 2016  

Paths were lined with arches of lights, and a family stood warming by a campfire. While walking toward the displays of Christmas trees decorated by area businesses and organizations, and housed in the Exhibit Hall and Greenhouse, a family of peacocks crossed our path.

Where else could this happen but at Christmas at Kingwood? More…

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History & Tourism

Looking Back At Literary Mansfield

26 Nov , 2016  

Over the last two and a half months, we have shared seven installments of our Literary Mansfield series. And while we have several more planned, including a special Christmas edition in December, we thought we’d take a moment to share those we have posted to date.

With a bit of variation, we have been looking at authors, poets, and other literary figures with a north central Ohio connection through birth and/or residence. We have spent time with a poet, a stateman, a sociologist – even a Pulitzer Prize winner.

Our Literary Mansfield collection can be accessed here.

All Things Business, History & Tourism

Small Business Saturday Encourages Richland Countians To Shop Small

22 Nov , 2016  

The last decade has seen the growth of retail shopping holidays which fall shortly after Thanksgiving. For big box retailers, Black Friday has become a cultural phenomenon, and for online shopping, Cyber Monday has grown exponentially.

The vast majority of American retailing, however, takes place in its hundreds of thousands of smaller retail institutions. With the rise of Small Business Saturday, this important part of our economy gets its due. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism, Holidays

Kingwood At Christmas Begins This Weekend

21 Nov , 2016  

It’s a natural combination — Kingwood Center Gardens, which provides a colorful oasis throughout the year, and the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas.

Kingwood at Christmas is a local tradition. As in years past, the rooms of stately Kingwood Hall will be decorated. This year, the decor will follow the them of “Christmas Carols.” The centerpiece of the display will be a 18-20 foot Christmas tree decorated in beauiful colors (see the Facebook post below). More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Richland Carrousel Park To Hold Open House

20 Nov , 2016  

Richland Carrousel Park is getting in the holiday spirit with a large Open House event showcasing Lots to do, see, buy, hear, and ride! Many items in the Gift Shop there are priced at 25% to 50% off. The event will run from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days, and Santa Claus will be present on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – photos just $5.

Here are some recent posts from the Park to give you a taste of what’s in store: More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: Hancock and Dow Building

20 Nov , 2016  

The imposing, three story Hancock and Dow Building was constructed in 1887 at 21 East Fourth Street.

The building bears the name of a stone masonry contracting business that stood at the forefront of such firms in north central Ohio in the latter half of the 19th century. It was a partnership established by two enterprising Mansfielders, Robert Greenway Hancock and William Dow, both of whom were immigrants from the British Isles almost twenty years earlier. More…

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All About Mansfield, Downtown, History & Tourism, Holidays

Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt Begins Tomorrow

18 Nov , 2016  

It’s a brand new addition to the holiday festivities in Mansfield. As a Christmas gift to the community in honor of our very first Christmas, we have created an opportunity to engage in some interactive and family-friendly holiday fun.

We’re calling it The Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt. More…

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History & Tourism

Raining RUBYs For Mansfield Richland County CVB

5 Nov , 2016  

It’s clear that not only does the Mansfield Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau have a good deal to market, they do so very well. So well, in fact, that they recently received four state awards to honor their achievements at the recently concluded Ohio Conference on Travel.
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History & Tourism

Refinement At Oak Hill Cottage

4 Nov , 2016  

As these photos show (click photo below for more), everyone appeared to be on their best behavior on Monday as a group of Brownies arrived at Oak Hill Cottage for an experience involving tea and etiquette.

As a reminder, the Gothic Revival House, which dates from 1847, is open on Sundays through December from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission is just a $5 donation for adults, with children at $1 (ages 12 and under). More…

All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Foundation To Be Dug For Log House In South Park

28 Oct , 2016  

The Blockhouse is about to get some company

The City of Mansfield has announced that work is to begin soon on a project in South Park. REACH (Richland Early American Center for History), with the help of volunteer labor, will be digging the foundation for the early 1800’s log house that was disassembled and moved into storage on September 4. This event will take place on Sunday, October 30 beginning at 8:30 AM in South Park. More…

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History & Tourism

Fall At Malabar Farm

23 Oct , 2016  

Saturday morning brought clear skies, a bit of a crisp wind, and a ceiling of puffy clouds that created shadows darting across the north central Ohio landscape. When combined with a near-peak weekend for tree colors, what better time to head to Malabar Farm State Park?

These images were taken during the noon hour at this amazing historic landmark. We’re happy to share them with you on your Sunday – with a recommendation that you head down Pleasant Valley Road yourself sometime very soon!

These photos may be viewed at this link. For a full screen image, click on any photo, and then again on the full screen icon on the top right.

Photo: 1812Blockhouse

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