All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: The Ohio Civil War Show

3 May , 2017  

The timing is terrific – at the same time that some 15 historic venues in Richland County will be open to the public during RichHistory Weekend, the 49th Annual Civil War Show and 25th Annual Artillery Show will be taking place at the Richland County Fairgrounds.

Spread out over seven buildings with an amazing 750 tables of military items and memorabilia to buy, sell, or trade, the show will also include a number of items from the periods of World Wars I and II. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: Secret City Tour

2 May , 2017  

It’s become a favorite among aficionados of local history and interesting architecture.

On Saturday, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. will hold its Secret City Tour. Beginning at 1:00 PM, the event offers a peek into some of Mansfield’s most exquisite historic buildings and architectural gems. This year, the tour is being held in conjunction with RichHistory Weekend and the RichHistory Alliance. More…

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History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: Oak Hill Cottage

1 May , 2017  

This week we’ll be looking at events at a handful of the venues participating in next weekend’s RichHistory Weekend.

Mansfield’s Oak Hill Cottage will be a busy place on Saturday and Sunday. The extraordinary 1847 Gothic Revival house will host two types of house tours and a preservation walk through the Cottage’s neighborhood. More…

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Sunday At The Sanctuary

1 May , 2017  

On Sunday afternoon, we paid a visit to the Ohio Bird Sanctuary on Orweiler Road near Clear Fork Reservoir. While the Sanctuary is regularly open on weekend afternoons, this Sunday brought special programming in conjunction with Mohican Wildlife Weekend. More…

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History & Tourism

Meet Winnie The Owl

30 Apr , 2017  

We were at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary this afternoon during Mohican Wildlife Weekend, and made a new friend. Meet Winnie the owl. Click photo for a larger view.

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History & Tourism

1812 Gears Up For RichHistory Weekend

30 Apr , 2017  

Over the past week, we have been previewing this weekend’s Mohican Wildlife Weekend. Today, attention turns from all things nature-related to Richland County’s past, as next Saturday and Sunday bring RichHistory Weekend. We will be sharing the schedule of events and a look at individual attractions this week.

Today, we launch our RichHistory Weekend coverage by sharing a list of 1812Blockhouse posts over our own nine month history that featured people or places from days gone by. More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Mohican Wildlife Weekend – Full Schedule Here

28 Apr , 2017  

Starting today, the opportunity exists to really get “back to nature” right here in our own backyard.

For the 16th time, outdoor-related venues in the Mohican and Mansfield area are concentrating special programming in a single weekend. The 2017 edition will take place through Sunday. In total, eleven attractions will open their doors and welcome visitors to a wide range of educational and entertaining events. More…

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History & Tourism

Mohican Wildlife Weekend: Gorman Nature Center

27 Apr , 2017  

Gorman Nature Center, 2295 Lexington Avenue, is the site for many activities this weekend as a part of Mohican Wildlife Weekend and carrying forward its theme of “Ohio Pollinators.” Those include the following: More…

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All About Mansfield, History & Tourism

Mohican Wildlife Weekend: Malabar Farm State Park

26 Apr , 2017  

Malabar Farm State Park is the site and/or host for many activities this weekend as a part of Mohican Wildlife Weekend and carrying forward its theme of “Ohio Pollinators.” Those include the following: More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks of Mansfield: Mansfield’s Carnegie Library Building

25 Apr , 2017  

At some date in late 1907, a Mansfield woman boarded a train and headed to New York City. Armed with determination and expressions of commitment from civic leaders, her intent was clear – she wanted to secure a grant from noted industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie for a library building in Mansfield. More…

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All About Mansfield, 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…