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.

LANDMARKS OF MANSFIELD:

Click here to access our Landmarks of Mansfield collection, which features 19 local landmarks to date.

These include: the Martin Bushnell House, Central United Methodist Church, Vasbinder Fountain, the Fraser House, Farmers Bank Building, Entrance to South Park, the Dr. James W. Craig House, Hancock and Dow Building, the Old Post Office, Civil War Monument in South Park, Kingwood, the Kern House, Walpark Building, 331 Prescott Street, the Robert Sandiford House, Park Avenue Baptist Church, St. Peter’s Catholic Church, and the Carnegie Library Building.

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT:

Warren Rupp Observatory
Clear Fork Reservoir

MANSFIELDERS AND RICHLAND COUNTIANS FROM THE PAST:

Mansfield’s Baseball Broadcasting Pioneer – Harold W. Arlin
The Poetry of Salathiel Coffinberry
Richland Countian to Gettysburg Surgeon – Major Jay Kling
The Bartley Boys: Mansfield’s Father & Son Governors
Mansfield’s Civil War General: “Fighting Bob” – Major General Robert Byington Mitchell
Louis Bromfield and Christmas
Mansfielder Searches For The Grave Of Johnny Appleseed
The Political Debunker – Charles Scott Gongwer
The Statesman – John Sherman

MANSFIELD ON THE MAP SERIES:

Richland County Changes Shape
The Beginning

EVENTS FROM THE PAST:

The Day John Glenn Came To Mansfield
The Day That Sousa Came To Mansfield
Mansfield’s First Auto Show Opened 100 Years Ago Today
The Day The President Visited Mansfield

OTHER:

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. Provides New Connection To Local History
Oak Hill Open For Tours
Invented In Mansfield
Vintage Mansfield Photo Collection Accessible Online
Happy Birthday, US 30!
Fall At Malabar Farm
Mansfield’s Elektro The Robot Profiled In Pittsburgh Media

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