History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend Continues; See Collected Social Media Posts

6 May , 2018  

The RichHistory Alliance’s RichHistory Weekend continues for a second day today in Mansfield and across the county.

On Saturday, history-related attractions shared displays, tours, and other opportunities to connect with the past. One of the largest events was the annual Secret City Tour in downtown Mansfield. This year, — buildings were opened to the public – not only traditional work or living spaces, but also basement levels and unfinished areas. More…

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History & Tourism

Secret City Surprises

5 May , 2018  

Secret City Tour underway until 4:00 p.m.. Incredible spaces!

 

History & Tourism

Former Richland County Community Celebrates A Family’s Bicentennial

4 May , 2018  

RichHistory Weekend is almost here, an opportunity to visit venues that showcase the extraordinary history of this part of Ohio. It’s the second annual presentation, sponsored by the RichHistory Alliance, a consortium of heritage venues in Richland County.

Our story about the weekend is here, and includes an overall schedule with links to additional information. More…

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History & Tourism

Marketing Richland County Gets Boost With New CVB Website

3 May , 2018  

Destination Mansfield – Richland County just took a step into the future of travel marketing.

Tourism is big business in Ohio. According to TourismOhio, it is a $43 billion industry, and the state welcomes over 200 million visitors annually. From an employment point of view, some 427,000 Ohio jobs are tied to tourism. More…

History & Tourism, Schools

Five Hidden Gems Of Mansfield

3 May , 2018  

Known by many for the individual attention given by its instructors and quality education it offers its students, The Ohio State University at Mansfield may be less identified but no less valued for the hidden gems it features.

The Mansfield campus lies amid 640 acres of woodland, which lends natural environmental attributes to those furthering their education. Most of these jewels are part of ongoing projects, something that ensures they will only gain luster and enhance the experiences of students for generations to come. More…

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History & Tourism

Mohican Wildlife Weekend Enjoyed By Many

30 Apr , 2018  

North central Ohio’s premier celebration for all things outdoors, Mohican Wildlife Weekend, took place this past weekend.

We have collected social media links from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and elsewhere as area residents and visitors attended events at some 11 program sites. These events began Friday night when Appalachian Trail hiker and keynote speaker Jacob Coffy spoke at Landoll’s Mohican Castle. More…

History & Tourism

It’s Time To Go Back In Time In Richland County

30 Apr , 2018  

This coming weekend, May 5 and 6, Richland Countians and visitors will celebrate unique stories and landmarks that combine to enhance our sense of place.

It’s called RichHistory Weekend. For the second year, this event will showcase venues from across Richland County that celebrate the area’s rich past. Included will be tours, demonstrations, exhibits, and more. More…

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Downtown, History & Tourism

A Map To The Story

27 Apr , 2018  

Thursday’s news brought coverage of the discovery of spaces described by local media as a cave, tunnel, and/or cavern. Beginning in the area north of the former National Electrical Supply building on the northeast corner of East Fourth and North Diamond, apparently one or more head west toward Temple Court. More…

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History & Tourism

Kingwood Hall, Ohio Brass Exhibit Open For Season

20 Apr , 2018  

We’re all hoping for spring to arrive in time for summer!

One sure sign of the season was the annual opening of Kingwood Center Gardens which took place this past Easter Sunday. On Saturday, Kingwood Hall, the former home of Charles Kelley King built in 1926, will open as well. More…

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History & Tourism

A Mighty Magnificent May Beckons

19 Apr , 2018  

The month of May kicks off a lot of big events here in Mansfield and Richland County. Big Bugs invade Kingwood Center Gardens. Race Season roars into action at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. RichHistory Weekend returns with tours, hands-on projects, demonstrations and much more. Keep an eye on the Destination Mansfield – Richland County calendar as more events are added daily!  More…

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History & Tourism

Looking Back And Forward At Cedar Point

16 Apr , 2018  

One of the world’s greatest amusement parks is located within a day trip’s drive of Richland County, and generations of locals have ridden its roller coasters, gotten wet on its water rides, and eaten delicious fair food.

Recently, we came across this interesting 2016 article on Cleveland.com which looks at 13 of the best rides at Cedar Point that no longer survive. From the Pirate Ride to Disaster Transport, from the Space Spiral to the Demon Drop, these rides are remembered fondly by many visitors. More…

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History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: The Old Post Office

15 Apr , 2018  

Mansfield has lost much in the way of civic architecture, including its Victorian era courthouse and two former City Halls. The first building specifically built to serve the community as a post office continues to stand to this day, however, over 100 years after it opened to the public.

The city’s first center for mail delivery was said to have been a hollow log located near the intersection of Third and North Main. More…

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History & Tourism

Oak Hill Cottage Debuts New Website; Opens For Tours

13 Apr , 2018  

There’s great news this month at Oak Hill Cottage, inside and out!

The inside news comes in the form of the commencement of tours for the 2018 season. This year, tours are available on Sundays from 2 PM to 5PM, now through December. The price is just $5, and $1 for children 12 and under. During the Sunday tour hours, the Carriage House is open at no charge. More…

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History & Tourism

EBeacons At Kingwood Lead The Way

11 Apr , 2018  

The next time you visit Kingwood Center Gardens, be sure to take your phone.

With the installation of 12 eBeacons throughout the gardens which were activated in 2017, you can enjoy a curated experience as you walk the paths and visit the various buildings. The beacons are connected to the Kingwood Center Gardens App, which is available on both iTunes for iPhones and on the Google Play Store for Android. More…