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

Vintage Mansfield Photo Collection Accessible Online

27 May , 2017  

UPDATE: With our increasing number of daily readers, we’re re-running this post about a collection of vintage local photographs that can be viewed from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone that some may have missed.

Through a partnership with the Cleveland Memory Project, an online location for thousands of Cleveland area photographs sponsored by the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University, the Mansfield Richland County Public Library has set out to connect Mansfielders with their past. More…

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History & Tourism

EBeacons Arrive At Kingwood

25 May , 2017  

The next time you visit Kingwood Center Gardens, be sure to take your phone.

With the installation of 12 eBeacons throughout the gardens, you can now enjoy a curated experience as you walk the paths and visit the various buildings. The beacons are connected to the Kingwood Center Gardens App, which is available on both iTunes for iPhones and on the Google Play Store for Android. More…

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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…

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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…

All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Healing History: A Tour Of Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

8 May , 2017  

As Sunday afternoon’s tour neared its end, guide Liberty Combs noted how fitting it was that the vision of industrialist Frank Black for an equestrian center is being carried forward, one hundred years later.

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center opened its doors on Saturday and Sunday as a part of RichHistory Weekend. The tours that were provided showcased both the effective therapeutic work being carried out there and also the unique history which connects Raemelton to the wider story of Mansfield. More…

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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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