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A January With Lots To Do

11 Jan , 2017  

The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau is spreading the word — January and wintertime need not be all about staying inside the four walls of home and work. As they shared:

“With snow coming down, don’t try to beat it. Come outside and embrace the fun the snow brings to Mansfield Ohio! Create your personal Snow Day with hiking, art & wine, family fun, and live theatre. More…


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Malabar Farm Announces 2017 Event Lineup

5 Jan , 2017  

The amazing place which is Malabar Farm State Park will host a number of activities through the coming year. This week, the Park announced details and dates for the following events. Additional information for each can be found at this location online.


  • An Evening with Just Jazz Live & Friends
  • Richland Health – Winter Hike for Health



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Nature Room Opens At Little Buckeye

21 Dec , 2016  

On Tuesday, a new addition to Little Buckeye Children’s Museum was unveiled which will provide a new addition to the museum’s exhibits.

The updated Nature Room features interactive displays designed to entertain and inform. Funding was provided by the Phillips Family Foundation.

Below are posts by Little Buckeye and the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce, which was on hand for the ribbon-cutting. More…

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Element Of Art Spotlighted By Mansfield/Richland County CVB

17 Dec , 2016  

On the evening of the Community Christmas Tree lighting several days ago, dozens of people were walking around Richland Carrousel Park and adjacent streets. For those who were lucky enough to walk by Element of Art, located in their unique space at the corner of West Fourth and North Main, invitations were extended to enter that space for performance art taking place.

Throughout the year, Element of Art Studio and Gallery does just that – invites people in to experience art in a variety of ways. More…

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18th Century Holiday Happens Despite Cold

16 Dec , 2016  

Despite chilly weather outside, the temperatures were hospitable inside as the Richland Early American Center for History hosted an 18th Century Holiday event at The Blockhouse in South Park. More…

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Eighteenth Century Christmas Planned

10 Dec , 2016  

Ever wondered how many current holiday traditions have their roots in the ways that previous generations of Americans commemorated the Christmas holiday?

Here’s one way to gain some insight into that question. Richland Early American Center for History, or “REACH,’ will be presenting an Open House and “18th Century Christmas Celebration” next week. More…

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The Day John Glenn Came To Mansfield

9 Dec , 2016  

The world is mourning the death of former astronaut and United States Senator John Glenn, who passed away on Thursday.

Some 48 years ago, on March 4, 1968, then Colonel John Glenn paid what may have been his first visit to Mansfield and Richland County. The occasion was the recognition of Eagle Scouts in the Johnny Appleseed Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. More…

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They Walked This Land Before Us

29 Nov , 2016  

On Thursday, the Ontario branch of the Mansfield Richland Library will set the clock back a bit – thousands of years, in fact.

The library will host a discussion by Mark Hersman entitled “Ancient People who Walked the Lands of Ontario, Ohio.” Join Mark as he talks about artifacts and shares some hands-on material. A few special surprises will be included. More…

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A Different Kind Of Visitor

27 Nov , 2016  

Usually, stories of visitors to Mansfield and Richland County center on local attractions, shopping, and the like. The Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau is an award-winning marketing effort that connects those who come to north central Ohio with our strong tourism assets.

That shared, there are other types of visitors who come and spend time and money here. One of those are seekers after family history information. More…


History & Tourism, Holidays

A Taste of Christmas At Kingwood

27 Nov , 2016  

Paths were lined with arches of lights, and a family stood warming by a campfire. While walking toward the displays of Christmas trees decorated by area businesses and organizations, and housed in the Exhibit Hall and Greenhouse, a family of peacocks crossed our path.

Where else could this happen but at Christmas at Kingwood? More…

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Small Business Saturday Encourages Richland Countians To Shop Small

22 Nov , 2016  

The last decade has seen the growth of retail shopping holidays which fall shortly after Thanksgiving. For big box retailers, Black Friday has become a cultural phenomenon, and for online shopping, Cyber Monday has grown exponentially.

The vast majority of American retailing, however, takes place in its hundreds of thousands of smaller retail institutions. With the rise of Small Business Saturday, this important part of our economy gets its due. More…

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Richland Carrousel Park To Hold Open House

20 Nov , 2016  

Richland Carrousel Park is getting in the holiday spirit with a large Open House event showcasing Lots to do, see, buy, hear, and ride! Many items in the Gift Shop there are priced at 25% to 50% off. The event will run from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days, and Santa Claus will be present on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM – photos just $5.

Here are some recent posts from the Park to give you a taste of what’s in store: More…


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Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt Begins Tomorrow

18 Nov , 2016  

It’s a brand new addition to the holiday festivities in Mansfield. As a Christmas gift to the community in honor of our very first Christmas, we have created an opportunity to engage in some interactive and family-friendly holiday fun.

We’re calling it The Hidden Mansfield Holiday Hunt. More…

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Refinement At Oak Hill Cottage

4 Nov , 2016  

As these photos show (click photo below for more), everyone appeared to be on their best behavior on Monday as a group of Brownies arrived at Oak Hill Cottage for an experience involving tea and etiquette.

As a reminder, the Gothic Revival House, which dates from 1847, is open on Sundays through December from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission is just a $5 donation for adults, with children at $1 (ages 12 and under). More…