All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Save A Hostel, Save A History

15 Jul , 2017  

The call has gone out to save a piece of what makes Richland County a wonderful place to know and visit.

While the history of the Malabar Farm Hostel may not be a long one, it does fit uniquely well into the narrative of Malabar Farm. Louis Bromfield was, after all and as we shared yesterday in our “Bromfield in Paris” post, a man who welcomed visitors to stay and experience his unique corner of Ohio. More…

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History & Tourism

This Weekend Brings Ink In The Clink

12 Jul , 2017  

There’s a lot which brings people from all over the Midwest to the annual Ink in the Clink at the Ohio State Reformatory.

Outstanding acts with national headliners. Over 80 of the best tattoo artists in Ohio. Tours of the venerable prison, with a sneak peek of the new Blood Prison experience coming later this year. Food trucks, “adult beverage” stands, and “oddity vendors.” Beer gardens and psychic mediums. More…

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History & Tourism, Schools

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: The Ohio State University At Mansfield

7 Jul , 2017  

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking at The Ohio State University at Mansfield. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: First English Lutheran Church

6 Jul , 2017  

First English Lutheran Church is a stunning survivor.

Stunning, as the structure at 53 Park Avenue West was built at a time when Victorian opulence was at its peak, and no expense was spared in its construction. A survivor, as it remains one of the only remaining large downtown churches that actually houses its original congregation.

In 1831, the year that 26 year old Rev. Francis Ruth began his time church planting in Ohio, there were only six known Lutherans living in Mansfield. By the next year, they had formed their own congregation, which they called First Lutheran Church. More…

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History & Tourism

A Mansfield Fourth, 150 Years Ago

4 Jul , 2017  

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.”

This is from the weekly Mansfield Herald’s edition on July 3, 1867: More…

Facebook, History & Tourism

Beards Behind Bars

2 Jul , 2017  

Check out these crazy images from Saturday’s Beards Behind Bars event at the Ohio State Reformatory. A great — and hairy — time was had by all! More…

History & Tourism

Great Mohican Pow-Wow Returns

2 Jul , 2017  

The Great Mohican Pow-Wow returns next week for its 33rd year.

For three days, July 7-9, 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 in July and again this coming September. More…

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History & Tourism

Malabar Farm Seeks Your Best Photos

1 Jul , 2017  

Just like the photographers who captured the Bogey and Bacall visit to Malabar Farm, you too can find your images in print.

Malabar Farm State Park is holding a photo contest for the 2018 Malabar Farm Calendar. You are encouraged to send photos of the park from anytime during the year to: malabar.farm.park@dnr.state.oh.us. More…

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All Things Business, History & Tourism

Tax Credit Awards Announced; North Central Ohio Finally Included

1 Jul , 2017  

When the recipients of Round 18 Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits were announced this past week, there was a very familiar community name included.

For only the second time since the initial round in 2007, and for the first time in 10 rounds of awards, a north central Ohio project was included. And, instead of being in Mansfield, Marion, Bucyrus, Galion, Ashland, or Upper Sandusky, both of those projects have been in the same small Ashland County village – Hayesville, population 461. More…

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History & Tourism

Cabin Work Begins Again; Goal To Complete By September

30 Jun , 2017  

A visitor to South Park these days would be hard pressed to miss the worksite where the past is being recreated.

With a few modern exceptions, the area in front of the Blockhouse resembles something out of a history book as the log cabin project of the Richland Early American Center for History (REACH) is beginning to take shape. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Show: Ashland Balloonfest Starts Tonight

29 Jun , 2017  

The season of sun is upon us, and Mansfield area residents are going on the road. While many are experiencing local attractions, some are taking longer trips to visit sights in Ohio and further afield. With this in mind, 1812Blockhouse is sharing a series we’re calling “Summer Road Trips” in which highlight unique events and locations within an easy day’s reach of Richland County.

Festivities abound over the next several days all across Ohio, including in nearby Ashland. More…

All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Beyond Shawshank: Mansfield In The Movies

26 Jun , 2017  

Each year, many fans of “The Shawshank Redemption” make a pilgrimage to the Mansfield area. It’s certainly not unusual to see a social media post not only of the Ohio State Reformatory, but also of places like Brook’s Bench in Central Park and other stops along the Shawshank Trail. More…

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