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.
A part of RichHistory Weekend since its first year, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) will hold its 2019 Secret City Tour on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 10:00 AM. Take a peek into some of Mansfield’s most exquisite historic buildings and architectural gems on this self-guided tour. This year’s event is held in conjunction with RichHistory Weekend and the RichHistory Alliance.
Buildings on the 2019 Secret City Tour include:
Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased online or on event day at the DMI HQ at 128 North Main Street. This is a self-guided tour and photography is welcome. Many of the buildings are currently undeveloped, participants should dress accordingly and be prepared to walk.
Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate economic development, improve the appearance and create a positive image of the downtown as a desirable place to work, live, shop and invest.
Photos: Downtown Mansfield, Inc.; 1812Blockhouse