All About Richland, History & Tourism

Nature And History: Outstanding Weekends Ahead

23 Apr , 2017  

Your friends in Columbus and Cleveland may well brag about all there is to do and see in the big city. Without a doubt, urban areas do have unique attractions worth visiting.

Neither of these places, however, can claim the variety of natural and historic venues that north central Ohio can. Those attractions, all easy to get to along non-congested roadways, are on view over the next two weekends – and 1812Blockhouse will be taking that ride along with you. More…

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History & Tourism

Columbus Blogger Visits Little Buckeye

21 Apr , 2017  

A recent visit to Mansfield made quite an impression on blogger known as “Signe,” who writes and publishes the Say-n-Play Columbus blog.

For the last two years, the Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist has written about traveling to sites in and within driving distance of Columbus that promote various aspects of speech development for children. More…

History & Tourism

What’s New At Cedar Point

20 Apr , 2017  

Editor’s Note: This article has been recently updated with additional information, including a video of the brand-new Cedar Point Shores Water Park.

With the proximity of Mansfield and Richland County to one of the world’s premier theme parks, and with only a couple of weeks until Cedar Point’s opening on May 6, we thought it a good time to look at what’s new this year on Ohio’s “roller coast.” More…

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History & Tourism, Sports

Mansfield’s Baseball Broadcasting Pioneer

18 Apr , 2017  

The 2017 season of “America’s Favorite Pastime” is well underway. What better time to share the story of a key figure in radio broadcasting history – and particularly baseball broadcasting — who made Mansfield his home? More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. Provides New Connection To Local History

13 Apr , 2017  

As Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

Mansfielders and visitors to the city now have the opportunity to gain a more complete understanding of that relationship. In an announcement earlier this week, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) announced the launch of an innovative tool for learning about local history. More…

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1812Blockhouse, History & Tourism

Blockhouse Blast

12 Apr , 2017  

In this photograph taken by 1812Blockhouse last September during the Colonial Living History Event in South Park, reenactors with the Richland Early American Center for History fire muskets in front of the Blockhouse. Click on the image for a larger version.

Photo: 1812Blockhouse

History & Tourism

Great Ohio Planting Day Coming To Mohican State Park

11 Apr , 2017  

Families are invited to celebrate Arbor Day by participating in the Keep Ohio Beautiful annual Great Ohio Planting Day on Saturday, April 29, at 10:00 AM at nearby Mohican State Park.

Columbia Gas of Ohio, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Mohican Lodge and Conference Center, Mohican Trails Club and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) are inviting the public to help ODNR staff and volunteers to beautify and enhance the Class A campground at Mohican State Park, which was recently impacted by the emerald ash borer. More…


History & Tourism

Shawshank, Tree Get International Mention

10 Apr , 2017  

Richland County fans of BBC staple The Graham Norton Show that are able to see the  this past Friday’s episode might sense a bit of local flavor.

During the show, Norton welcomed guests Sir Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman. More…


History & Tourism

Oak Hill Open For Tours

7 Apr , 2017  

Perhaps you have an interest in local history, or you might be a fan of writer Louis Bromfield and enjoy visiting sites associated with his books. Or its possible that you are an architecture enthusiast who appreciates unique experiences to visit outstanding examples of particular building styles.

If any of these are the case, come to Oak Hill Cottage this Sunday and you’ll be in luck! More…

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History & Tourism

The Other Spooky Mansfield

6 Apr , 2017  

Mansfield has developed a reputation for offering opportunities to connect visitors with “the other side.”

Individual attractions such as the Ohio State Reformatory and Bissman Building are visited weekly by those engaged in paranormal hunts. Regional marketing organization Destination Mansfield – Richland County packages several of these venues together as “Haunted Mansfield,” described on its website as follows: More…

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History & Tourism

Looking Back: Landmarks Of Mansfield: 331 Prescott Street

4 Apr , 2017  

Over the next few days, we are looking back at posts made since September in celebration of our six-month anniversary. This was published on March 12 as a part of one of our Landmarks of Mansfield, and has been read more than any other in that series.

It’s a property that was nearly lost to history several years ago, and one which still seeks a more certain future.

The brick house at 331 Prescott Street, which sits on a rise of land not far from Oak Hill Cottage, has ties to Mansfield’s industrial past. More…

History & Tourism

OSR Opens For 2017 Tour Season

3 Apr , 2017  

The venerable Ohio State Reformatory has officially opened its doors for the 2017 tour season.

Through September 3, OSR is open for tours between the hours of 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, every day. Guided tours take approximately 1 ½ hours and are offred between June and August on Saturdays and Sundays. Special guided tours are also available, and more than one can be taken during a day’s visit. More…


History & Tourism

Maple Syrup At Malabar: Continued

5 Mar , 2017  

Back on February 22, we shared a story concerning the Maple Syrup Festival at Malabar Farm State Park, which takes place this weekend and next.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has posted an interesting short video about maple syrup production at Malabar. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Lots To Do In March

4 Mar , 2017  

March came in like a…lion? Lamb? We’re not sure, but either way there’s so much on the calendar to keep us going until spring officially kicks off on March 20.

Early in the month, don’t miss Maple Syrup Days at Malabar Farm State Park, running March 4-5 and 11-12. This free festival is a great opportunity for families and friends to step back in time, learn, and enjoy the history of Ohio syrup making at Malabar Farm State Park. More…