History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: Oak Hill Cottage

29 Apr , 2019  

This week we’ll be looking at events at a handful of the venues participating in this coming weekend’s RichHistory Weekend. Fifteen Richland County sites are participating in this edition, and History for Children is the focus of this year’s lineup of family-friendly events. A “Passport to History” is being distributed to fourth grade elementary school history classes, with teacher information packets. Each site will have prizes, and students obtaining passport stamps from four different sites will be entered in a prize drawing.

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.

Saturday:

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM — Preservation Walk — A walking tour to nearby preservation projects. Meet at the Oak Hill carriage house where we will discuss the things we learned about the carriage house during its recent renovations, and then take a short walk to the Allonis house on Prescott Street. There we will view Steve McQillin’s progress on restoration.

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM — Children’s Tours — (Adults must be accompanied by a child *). “Dr. Jones’s Miraculous Cures” in the library. “Language of Flowers” in the sitting room. “Tea Party” in the dining room. “Watercolor and Art” in the scullery. “Victorian Selfies” throughout the parlor.

Sunday:

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM — Children’s Tours — (Adults must be accompanied by a child *). “Dr. Jones’s Miraculous Cures” in the library. “Language of Flowers” in the sitting room. “Tea Party” in the dining room. “Watercolor and Art” in the scullery. “Victorian Selfies” throughout the parlor.

A full list of RichHistory Weekend activities can be accessed here.

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