History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Learn About Pickpocketing, Bodysnatching, And Dress Smuggling

12 Jul , 2018  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. 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. More…

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History & Tourism

Malabar Farm Foundation Establishes Endowed Fund; Donations Welcome

11 Jul , 2018  

The Malabar Farm Foundation recently established an endowed fund at the Richland County Foundation.

Malabar Farm Foundation Vice President Bob Berry said the fund is to help plan for the future of the beloved Malabar Farm State Park. “There was a time when the Foundation board was scrambling to have enough money to mail membership applications for the Louis Bromfield Society, a membership program established to raise funds to support the mission of the Foundation. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The Robert Sandiford House

9 Jul , 2018  

It is altogether fitting that the house at 544 Park Avenue West is painted in several hues. After all, in its day the house was home to a man whose business regularly dealt with colorful things.

Robert Sandiford was known in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a a master florist and horticulturalist. A native of London, England, Sandiford lived in both Canada and Cleveland before reaching Mansfield about 1870. More…

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History & Tourism

Pow-Wow Time Is Nearly Here

9 Jul , 2018  

This weekend experience Native American history, culture, and lifestyle first-hand as the Great Mohican Pow-Wow returns for its 34th year.

For three days, July 13, 14, and 15, Mohican Reservation Campground and Canoeing will be busy with traditional Native American ceremonies and activities. Rated as a top 100 show in the United States, this event is taking place this weekend and again this coming September. More…

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History & Tourism

Malabar Barn Framed View

5 Jul , 2018  

This view of Pleasant Valley was taken from the main barn at Malabar Farm State Park during an October, 2016 visit. Click on the photo for a larger image.

Photo: 1812Blockhouse

History & Tourism

A Mansfield Fourth, 150 Years Ago

4 Jul , 2018  

Note: We first shared this story last year on our first Fourth of July.

A century and a half ago, local media writers were bemoaning the lack of activities scheduled in Mansfield to celebrate Independence Day, with one exception: a “Base Ball” game between the “fats” and the “lanks.” More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Festival Of Sail Brings Tall Ships To Sandusky

3 Jul , 2018  

This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. 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. More…

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History & Tourism

Updated — Rescue Efforts Underway For Ohio State Reformatory Architect’s Mansion

2 Jul , 2018  

UPDATED JULY 2, 2018 (first published October 28, 2016) While many of Mansfield’s 19th and early 20th century’s large residences and commercial buildings were designed by local architects, including Vernon Redding, Frank Hursh, and others, the Ohio State Reformatory came from a different architectural vision. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

July Is Jumping In This Part Of Ohio

1 Jul , 2018  

It’s summer in Mansfield and Richland County and time to celebrate with July events and happenings.  Area highlights include the biggest motorcycle swap meet in North America, the INKcarceration Tattoo & Music Festival, and Honda Indy 200. And don’t forget the fireworks!

July kicks off with Independence Day celebrations across the county. Start the holiday with The Freedom 50 and Freedom Fest (July 1) at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Come for the race and stay for the fireworks. Fly in or drive in to the Annual Mansfield Airport Day and Car Show (July 7) for planes, classic cars, food and more. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: Park Avenue Baptist Church

28 Jun , 2018  

NOTE: Richland Source is running a “Then and Now” today about Park Avenue Baptist, and so we thought we would re-post our Landmarks of Mansfield entry about that unique building.

When it was finished in 1929, the Park Avenue Baptist Church building was referred to as “one of the most beautiful churches in Ohio.”

Still standing at 296 Park Avenue West and now home to a Christian congregation known as MOSAIC, the structure has long been unique to the community. More…

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History & Tourism

Kingwood Stroll

27 Jun , 2018  

Click on photo for a full-sized image.

Photo: 1812Blockhouse

History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Warren Rupp Observatory

24 Jun , 2018  

The following post was shared last year as part of our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series. Since then, the folks at the Richland Astronomical Society have added a new public viewing night, and we have updated our post.  More…

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