History & Tourism

Tourism Day Wednesday At The Ohio Statehouse

7 May , 2018  

In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) will join 90 attractions, visitor bureaus, restaurants, lodging, retail, and other tourism businesses exhibiting at Ohio Tourism Day on May 9, as proclaimed by Governor John R. Kasich. Hosted by TourismOhio, Tourism Day encourages visitors to plan their Ohio getaways by showcasing the Ohio experiences families and friends can enjoy. Ohio Tourism Day is a free event and will take place on the Ohio Statehouse West Plaza in Columbus. More…

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History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend Continues; See Collected Social Media Posts

6 May , 2018  

The RichHistory Alliance’s RichHistory Weekend continues for a second day today in Mansfield and across the county.

On Saturday, history-related attractions shared displays, tours, and other opportunities to connect with the past. One of the largest events was the annual Secret City Tour in downtown Mansfield. This year, — buildings were opened to the public – not only traditional work or living spaces, but also basement levels and unfinished areas. More…

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History & Tourism

Secret City Surprises

5 May , 2018  

Secret City Tour underway until 4:00 p.m.. Incredible spaces!

 

History & Tourism

Former Richland County Community Celebrates A Family’s Bicentennial

4 May , 2018  

RichHistory Weekend is almost here, an opportunity to visit venues that showcase the extraordinary history of this part of Ohio. It’s the second annual presentation, sponsored by the RichHistory Alliance, a consortium of heritage venues in Richland County.

Our story about the weekend is here, and includes an overall schedule with links to additional information. More…

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History & Tourism

Marketing Richland County Gets Boost With New CVB Website

3 May , 2018  

Destination Mansfield – Richland County just took a step into the future of travel marketing.

Tourism is big business in Ohio. According to TourismOhio, it is a $43 billion industry, and the state welcomes over 200 million visitors annually. From an employment point of view, some 427,000 Ohio jobs are tied to tourism. More…

History & Tourism, Schools

Five Hidden Gems Of Mansfield

3 May , 2018  

Known by many for the individual attention given by its instructors and quality education it offers its students, The Ohio State University at Mansfield may be less identified but no less valued for the hidden gems it features.

The Mansfield campus lies amid 640 acres of woodland, which lends natural environmental attributes to those furthering their education. Most of these jewels are part of ongoing projects, something that ensures they will only gain luster and enhance the experiences of students for generations to come. More…

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History & Tourism

Mohican Wildlife Weekend Enjoyed By Many

30 Apr , 2018  

North central Ohio’s premier celebration for all things outdoors, Mohican Wildlife Weekend, took place this past weekend.

We have collected social media links from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and elsewhere as area residents and visitors attended events at some 11 program sites. These events began Friday night when Appalachian Trail hiker and keynote speaker Jacob Coffy spoke at Landoll’s Mohican Castle. More…

History & Tourism

It’s Time To Go Back In Time In Richland County

30 Apr , 2018  

This coming weekend, May 5 and 6, Richland Countians and visitors will celebrate unique stories and landmarks that combine to enhance our sense of place.

It’s called RichHistory Weekend. For the second year, this event will showcase venues from across Richland County that celebrate the area’s rich past. Included will be tours, demonstrations, exhibits, and more. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: The Doctor Ecki House

29 Apr , 2018  

It still sits perched on a rise on the south side of Park Avenue West as the street makes its way westward from the five way intersection. It’s truly hard to miss, as it is a massive structure, clearly designed to make a statement to passersby.

In April of 2018, however, the statement the house is making is more about the precarious situation in which much of Mansfield’s remaining history finds itself. The last several years have seen scores of unique survivors of the city’s nineteenth and early twentieth century past lost to demolition. Fortunately, the Dr. Ecki House joins others on Park Avenue West that hold on valiantly, defying the odds. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

A Map To The Story

27 Apr , 2018  

Thursday’s news brought coverage of the discovery of spaces described by local media as a cave, tunnel, and/or cavern. Beginning in the area north of the former National Electrical Supply building on the northeast corner of East Fourth and North Diamond, apparently one or more head west toward Temple Court. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: England’s Greatest Actor

24 Apr , 2018  

He was considered by many to be the greatest English actor of the nineteenth century. Yet underneath the veneer of accomplishment was someone who, it is said, never actually liked performing on the stage.

And on Thursday, March 30, 1916, he visited the city of Mansfield for the only time in his career. His performance that night was one in a series of highly significant moments in the worldwide history of theatre. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: Kingwood

20 Apr , 2018  

REPOSTED. This look at Kingwood, the house at Kingwood Center Gardens, has been re-posted in honor of the house’s opening tomorrow for the 2018 season.

In 1926, a bit of France landed in the middle of north central Ohio in the form of Kingwood, the home of Charles Kelley King. Ninety years-plus later, it forms the centerpiece for one of the region’s foremost attractions and one of the best-known public gardens in the entire Midwest. More…

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