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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

17 Mar , 2018  

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve turned things green here at 1812Blockhouse, with our main bar sporting an Irish look for the day.

We’re also raring to go for some holiday festivities. Rather than detail them here, we’re suggesting a visit to the Destination Mansfield – Richland County website where detailed information is available as to today’s happenings. Music, parties,  even some poetry – it’s a busy lineup.

Erin go Bragh!

History & Tourism

Richland County Offers Fun In The Snow!

17 Dec , 2017  

Destination Mansfield/Richland County reminds everyone that winter weather brings its own set of opportunities to enjoy area attractions.

Plan a day enjoying the beauty of Ohio winters. Cross-country skiing paths and hills to snow tube are ready for you here in Richland County. Take advantage of the indoor waterpark, with special rates for skiers. Discover two manmade outdoor skating rinks, one in downtown Bellville and the other in Mansfield’s South Park. More…

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First Congregational Choir To Perform Rutter’s Gloria

30 Nov , 2017  

A strong year for classical music in the Mansfield area continues on the first Sunday of Advent, as a local congregation hosts a performance of a standard in modern English choral repertoire.

On Sunday, December 3 during the 10:30 AM worship service, the Chancel Choir of Mansfield’s First Congregational Church will present Gloria by composer John Rutter, accompanied by a brass ensemble, percussion, and organ. More…

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St. Peter’s Music Series Continues With Appalachian Christmas Celebration

28 Nov , 2017  

The next program in the 2017-2018 St. Peter’s Music Series will take place on Wednesday, when Mansfield welcomes Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain: An Irish-Appalachian Celebration, with Apollo’s Fire, as they return to present this world-premiere performance.

The performance will begin at 7 PM at St. Peter’s Church. Under the direction of Jeanette Sorrell, and featuring Soprano Amanda Powell and Tenor Ross Hauck, the Apollo’s Singers will be accompanied by strings, lute, banjo and hammered dulcimer in this tribute to the roots of Appalachian music for the holidays. More…

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Mansfield Holiday Central Is Back

24 Nov , 2017  

The 2017 edition of Mansfield Holiday Central is back with everything you need to enjoy the time between now and Christmas day.

Included is a calendar of Christmas and seasonal events between now and December 25, together with links for additional information; regularly updated social media posts from Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter; the Ohio Christmas Jukebox; a collection of recent Christmas-y stories on 1812Blockhouse, and more. More…

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Mansfield Holiday Central Returns This Week

22 Nov , 2017  

It’s our second Christmas season here at 1812Blockhouse, and we’re ready to have some fun!

Later this week, we’re turning on the newest edition of Mansfield Holiday Central, the one-stop location for events, social media posts, music, and more seasonal favorites from the heart of Mid Ohio. More…


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Richland Academy Presents The Nutcracker Ballet

20 Nov , 2017  

On December 1 and 2, Richland Academy of the Arts will present the third annual Nutcracker performance at Shelby High School. The performance is a beautiful ballet for the entire family to celebrate the holiday season.

The ballet is the perfect way to introduce children to the power and beauty of classical dance and music. The magical show has a wonderful score, fairytale scenery, and vibrantly theatrical staging combined with creative brilliance to deliver a stunning production. More…


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A 1940s Nutcracker Returns To The Ren

19 Nov , 2017  

Blending classical ballet with contemporary dance and an innovative spin on a holiday classic, A 1940s Nutcracker presented by Neos Dance Theatre featuring the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra will be performed at the Renaissance Theatre December 9 at 8 PM and December 10 at 2 PM.

Steve Taylor, Mansfield Symphony Operations Manager, said, “Live music played and conducted right in front of an audience adds more energy and emotion to anything you’re watching on stage. We are thrilled that Bobby Wesner has been able to make the Mansfield Symphony part of his very unique Nutcracker performance for two years now. More…

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MSYO To Give Holiday Prelude Performance

18 Nov , 2017  

The talented local youth who make up the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra will give their Holiday Prelude performance at the Renaissance Theatre under the direction of Randy Heidlebaugh on Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 PM. The group of 75 young musicians will be performing a variety of classical repertoire and holiday pieces from composers such as Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. Sopranos Heidi Vega and Abby Harshbarger will be featured soloists on the concert. More…

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Downtown, Holidays

Christmas Time In The City Starts Saturday

16 Nov , 2017  

The folks at Downtown Mansfield, Inc. have been busy preparing for the annual Christmas Time In The City, which launches this Saturday with three events. More…

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Holiday Happenings

14 Nov , 2017  

With Thanksgiving just a week and two days away, it seemed the ideal time to start officially talking about all things holiday-related. We here at 1812Blockhouse are gearing up for a couple of our own seasonal surprises; in the meantime, however, we’re happy to share some great news about what’s coming from our friends at Destination Mansfield-Richland County.

Happy Holidays! Calendars get crazy at this time of year and we don’t want you to miss the best of the season. Be sure and make some time for yourself and slow down during this holiday season. Or change up your celebrations and go out with your family! See the Destination Mansfield-Richland County calendar for more holiday cheer. More…

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Holiday Organ Event At The Ren To Feature Music, Silent Films

11 Nov , 2017  

The Renaissance Theatre will present a holiday-themed Theatre Organ concert and silent film screening on Wednesday, December 6 at 1 PM.  Theatre Organist Jay Spencer will perform a concert of holiday songs as well as the live score for two silent films: Laurel and Hardy in “Big Business!” and Charley Chase in “There Ain’t No Santa Claus.”

Jay Spencer has been performing on the Kilgen Pipe Organ at the Canton Palace Theatre for the past twenty-two years, regularly performing throughout the region as a theatre organist. He is well known in Canton for his skill with playing the scores for silent films as well as his fashionable socks. More…

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City Seeking Christmas Tree

3 Nov , 2017  

The City of Mansfield is once again looking for a live Christmas tree to place on display at the Carrousel Park located in downtown Mansfield. If you have an evergreen tree you would like to donate, please contact the Mansfield Street Department at 419-755-9803.

Trees must be located within the city limits. We are requesting the tree be at least 30ft in height. In order for us to successfully cut and remove the tree it must be accessible to the handling of equipment. More…

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Art Center Holiday Fair Coming This Month

2 Nov , 2017  

With the arrival of November, it is not unusual to find folks and businesses planning for the arrival of the upcoming holiday season.

One such place is the Mansfield Art Center, which will host the 2017 Holiday Fair from November 18 to December 30. More…


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Like To Sing? Symphony Chorus Seeking Voices

20 Oct , 2017  

The Mansfield Symphony Chorus, conducted by Larry Griffin, is seeking additional singers for all voice parts to join the chorus for the Mansfield Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert. Interested singers will not be required to audition; instead they are simply encouraged to attend rehearsal. Rehearsals are held each Sunday evening from 6 to 8 PM at First Congregational Church in Mansfield. More…

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