History & Tourism

Face Your Fears And Escape From OSR

29 Sep , 2018  

The annual fall haunted experience at the Ohio State Reformatory is now underway.

Escape from Blood Prison has opened its doors to provide a “haunted hellscape” in an authentic former prison. You are welcomed to test that authenticity. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Little Buckeye Wins Six Awards at Ohio Conference on Travel

28 Sep , 2018  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum was honored at the 2018 Ohio Conference on Travel at Hotel Breakers in Sandusky with four Citations of Excellence and two of the Ohio Travel Association’s coveted Ruby Awards.

This annual conference recognizes and rewards top-notch and innovative ways of marketing by the Ohio Travel Association, and it is Little Buckeye’s second year bringing home the hardware. More…

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History & Tourism

Brilliant Colors Around The Corner: Latest From ODNR Including The Official Ohio Video Fall Color Forecast

28 Sep , 2018  

Fans of fall color in the Buckeye State in north central Ohio are getting ready for their favorite season of the year. What’s it going to be like in 2018? We have some answers today on 1812Blockhouse.

Ohio’s forest canopies will soon begin their color transformation to strong reds, vivid yellows and bold oranges that encourage people to visit the Buckeye State to catch that first glimpse of color. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with TourismOhio, will help people find the best locations to view the changing colors throughout the fall. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Richland: Sacred Heart Of Jesus Church

25 Sep , 2018  

Approaching this spot in Sharon Township from any direction, its spire can be seen for miles as it rises majestically across the flat plains.

For over 180 years, the church for the parish of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Shelby Settlement, also known as Bethlehem or “The Settlement,” has been a landmark of faith and family. More…

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History & Tourism

Ohio Heritage Days Festival This Weekend At Malabar Farm

24 Sep , 2018  

Take a trip to the past this weekend as Malabar Farm State Park hosts the Forty-Second Annual Ohio Heritage Days Festival and In the Spirit of Friends Antiques & Primitives Show.

From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday, the Festival will include crafts, antiques, primitives, antiques tractors, horses, food, live music, a Civil War & Buck Skinners Camp, and archaeological displays (Sunday only). More…

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History & Tourism

Prairie Peddler This Weekend And Next

17 Sep , 2018  

It’s a north central Ohio institution – the annual Prairie Peddler Festival, taking place off of State Route 97 near Butler.

The 2018 edition of Prairie Peddler will take place this coming Saturday and Sunday and again on September 29 and 30. The Festival is an opportunity for the entire family to step back in time, sample delicious food, and shop at artisan booths. More…

All About Richland, History & Tourism

Family History Summer Sessions Continue Into Fall

17 Sep , 2018  

The Ohio Genealogical Society‘s free free summer sessions on family history research continue this month and October at its nearby Samuel D. Isaly Library near Bellville.

All sessions will be held at the Library, except where noted. Pre-registration is requested by calling 419-886-1903. Please watch for additional programs to be added. More…

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History & Tourism

Mohican Pow-Wow Underway

15 Sep , 2018  

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

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,, 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 . More…

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History & Tourism, Landmarks of Richland

Landmarks of Richland: All Souls Church

14 Sep , 2018  

For over 120 years, the members of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Bellville have provided a high degree of care for the building their foreparents built – literally.

The building on Church Street serves a congregation whose roots in southern Richland County date back almost 200 years – to 1822. Originally occupying another structure in the village, the present building was constructed between 1894 and 1897. More…

History & Tourism

Walk. Listen. View The Past.

13 Sep , 2018  

On Saturday, Downtown Mansfield Inc. and Just Walk Richland are again collaborating to bring you the opportunity to exercise and experience the past at the same time.

In the third of four DMI Walks scheduled this season, this walk will focus on the Northeast Sector/Brewery District. More…

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History & Tourism

Haunted Halls Of The Ohio Statehouse To Open For Tours

12 Sep , 2018  

The Ohio Statehouse is opening its doors on Friday and Saturday nights during the last two weeks of October for a celebration of history and legend.

The 2018 edition of the Haunted Statehouse Tours will feature recently found evidence of paranormal activity at the Ohio Capitol and will incorporate a new story or two with an updated tour route. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: Grace Gospel Tabernacle

10 Sep , 2018  

Mansfielders of today might not recognize the original name of this familiar building, itself nearing its 100th birthday.

On Sunday, October 10, 1920, the Grace Gospel Tabernacle was dedicated at 95 East Third Street in downtown Mansfield. The congregation, which had been founded just four years previously, was enthusiastic about their new building — which was already a bit snug. More…

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History & Tourism

OSR Offering New Shorter Tours This Month

9 Sep , 2018  

This month, the Ohio State Reformatory is offering new abbreviated tours.

These tours take place seven days a week through September 27, from 11 AM to 4 PM each day. Take a self-guided “Haunted Halls of OSR” tour and experience long ago history, traces of Hollywood magic, and maybe even a glimpse of the otherworldly. Daring guests can also check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peel of the Halloween event, “Escape from Blood Prison.” More…

History & Tourism

There’s A New Buckeye Candy Trail

9 Sep , 2018  

While the state’s new Ohio Buckeye Candy Trail has no Richland County location among the 30 shops statewide that can be explored for tasty treats, there is one in a adjacent county which is well known to Richland Countians.

Sweeties Chocolates/Grandpa’s Cheesebarn near Ashland has been included. More…

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