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Landmarks Of Mansfield: 188 South Diamond Street

20 Jul , 2017  

The brick house at 188 South Diamond Street, which occupies the northwest corner of Diamond and Flint Streets, is an important survivor in a neighborhood which has lost much of its historic fabric. It is also a structure closely tied to an important figure in Mansfield’s architectural history. Read More

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History & Tourism

Looking Back: Literary Mansfield Part One: The Poetry of Salathiel Coffinberry

19 Jul , 2017  

Over the coming weeks, we will be taking a look at the ways in which Mansfielders, past and present, have been captured in books and other written works. We’re calling this series, “Literary Mansfield.” Our first subject was a resident of Mansfield for some, but not all, of his long life. The saga of Salathiel Coffinberry began in Lancaster, Ohio in 1809; he was the son of that city’s first newspaper editor. Read More

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Jam-Packed August Coming Up

19 Jul , 2017  

August approaches, but the summer fun isn't over yet! The Destination Mansfield-Richland County Calendar of Events boasts everything from an exhibit full of frogs to NASCAR Xfinity race cars to fill your sunny days. Read More

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Summer Road Trips: Ohio Light Opera

17 Jul , 2017  

We continue our series of one-day road trips available for residents of Mansfield and Richland County during the summer of 2017. These are, of course, in addition to the wonderful places to visit in our own backyard. Read More

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Save A Hostel, Save A History

15 Jul , 2017  

The call has gone out to save a piece of what makes Richland County a wonderful place to know and visit. While the history of the Malabar Farm Hostel may not be a long one, it does fit uniquely well into the narrative of Malabar Farm. Louis Bromfield was, after all and as we shared yesterday in our “Bromfield in Paris” post, a man who welcomed visitors to stay and experience his unique corner of Ohio. Read More

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History & Tourism

This Weekend Brings Ink In The Clink

12 Jul , 2017  

There’s a lot which brings people from all over the Midwest to the annual Ink in the Clink at the Ohio State Reformatory. Outstanding acts with national headliners. Over 80 of the best tattoo artists in Ohio. Tours of the venerable prison, with a sneak peek of the new Blood Prison experience coming later this year. Food trucks, “adult beverage” stands, and “oddity vendors.” Beer gardens and psychic mediums. Read More

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Beards Behind Bars

2 Jul , 2017  

Check out these crazy images from Saturday's Beards Behind Bars event at the Ohio State Reformatory. A great -- and hairy -- time was had by all! Read More

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Malabar Farm Seeks Your Best Photos

1 Jul , 2017  

Just like the photographers who captured the Bogey and Bacall visit to Malabar Farm, you too can find your images in print. Malabar Farm State Park is holding a photo contest for the 2018 Malabar Farm Calendar. You are encouraged to send photos of the park from anytime during the year to: malabar.farm.park@dnr.state.oh.us. Read More

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Tax Credit Awards Announced; North Central Ohio Finally Included

1 Jul , 2017  

When the recipients of Round 18 Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits were announced this past week, there was a very familiar community name included. For only the second time since the initial round in 2007, and for the first time in 10 rounds of awards, a north central Ohio project was included. And, instead of being in Mansfield, Marion, Bucyrus, Galion, Ashland, or Upper Sandusky, both of those projects have been in the same small Ashland County village – Hayesville, population 461. Read More

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History & Tourism

Cabin Work Begins Again; Goal To Complete By September

30 Jun , 2017  

A visitor to South Park these days would be hard pressed to miss the worksite where the past is being recreated. With a few modern exceptions, the area in front of the Blockhouse resembles something out of a history book as the log cabin project of the Richland Early American Center for History (REACH) is beginning to take shape. Read More

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Show: Ashland Balloonfest Starts Tonight

29 Jun , 2017  

The season of sun is upon us, and Mansfield area residents are going on the road. While many are experiencing local attractions, some are taking longer trips to visit sights in Ohio and further afield. With this in mind, 1812Blockhouse is sharing a series we’re calling “Summer Road Trips” in which highlight unique events and locations within an easy day’s reach of Richland County. Festivities abound over the next several days all across Ohio, including in nearby Ashland. Read More

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Beyond Shawshank: Mansfield In The Movies

26 Jun , 2017  

Each year, many fans of "The Shawshank Redemption" make a pilgrimage to the Mansfield area. It’s certainly not unusual to see a social media post not only of the Ohio State Reformatory, but also of places like Brook’s Bench in Central Park and other stops along the Shawshank Trail. Read More

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Restored Lonz Winery Reopens

24 Jun , 2017  

The season of sun is upon us, and Mansfield area residents are going on the road. While many are experiencing local attractions, some are taking longer trips to visit sights in Ohio and further afield. With this in mind, 1812Blockhouse is sharing a series we’re calling “Summer Road Trips” in which highlight unique events and locations within an easy day’s reach of Richland County. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) proudly unveiled the restoration and preservation efforts that have been completed at the Historic Lonz Winery on Middle Bass Island State Park on Friday, June 23. Read More

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Oberlin’s Summer History Walks

21 Jun , 2017  

The season of sun is upon us, and Mansfield area residents are going on the road. While many are experiencing local attractions, some are taking longer trips to visit sights in Ohio and further afield. With this in mind, 1812Blockhouse begins a series today we’re calling “Summer Road Trips.” In each, we are highlighting events and locations within an easy day’s reach of Richland County. We are concentrating on opportunities to experience unique stories and places. Read More