History & Tourism, Holidays, Literary Mansfield

Louis Bromfield And Christmas

24 Dec , 2021  

NOTE: First published  during our first Christmas in 2016, this look at Louis  Bromfield and Christmas has become an annual tradition.  We’ll be running this story through Christmas Day.  A very Merry Christmas to you from 1812Blockhouse!

There is no question that Pulitzer Prize-winner and Mansfielder Louis Bromfield was a fan of the holidays.

During the period of time that Bromfield lived there, Malabar Farm was an active place during the Christmas season. More…

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In Our Backyard: It’s A Dickens Of A Christmas At Ohio Village

22 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

From time to time, we feature information here at 1812Blockhouse about interesting events and happenings within an easy drive of Richland County. We call this series “In Our Backyard.”

By sure to check out Christmas in North Central Ohio for links to seasonal events taking place in Richland, Ashland, and Crawford Counties.

This week you can step into the world of Charles Dickens as Ohio Village in Columbus revisits the Victorian Christmas made famous in his stories in “A Dickens of a Christmas.”


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History & Tourism, Holidays

Experience Christmases Past Starting Sunday the 21st

11 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Beginning on November 20, the rooms and hallways of Oak Hill Cottage will welcome visitors wanting to turn back the clock and experience a vintage holiday.

The house, built in 1847 by railroad superintendent John Robinson, was characterized as “the one perfect Gothic Revival house in the country” by at one prominent architect. It was then owned for over a century by the family of Dr. Johannes Jones, and is now owned and operated by the Richland County Historical Society. More…

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Downtown, Holidays

Christmas Shopping in Richland County

9 Dec , 2019  

If you still need to purchase gifts for the holidays, look no further than local Richland County businesses. This is not just a way to find the perfect gift, but also to support your local economy. There are far too many businesses and services to include all of them, but here are a few of our favorites: More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

City Looking For 2019 Christmas Tree

1 Oct , 2019  

The City of Mansfield is once again looking for a live Christmas tree to place on display at Richland 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 located within city limits are preferred. More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

Sing Along With Soaring Music

26 Dec , 2018  

Area residents are encouraged to prolong Christmas by participating in great music performed in a unique setting.

On Thursday night, December 27, Mid Ohio Opera will be hosting a “Sing-Along” of Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, at First United Methodist Church in downtown Mansfield. More…

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History & Tourism, Holidays

Herlihy Christmas House Opening This Holiday Season

5 Dec , 2018  

UPDATED: The Herlihy Christmas House is open to the public every other year during the Christmas season. Come see dazzling displays of Christmas collections – some more than 50 years old. The Herlihy Christmas House is decked with over 30 themed Christmas trees, tens of thousands of lights, countless Santas, villages, trains, and more.  Make the Herlihy Christmas tradition a part of yours. More…

All About Richland, Holidays

It’s Christmas Time In Mansfield – England, That Is

4 Dec , 2018  

Mansfield’s Sister City in the United Kingdom – Mansfield, England – has much in common with its Ohio counterpart. Both celebrate the holiday season with a community tree lighting as a centerpiece. More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

Holiday Fair Takes A Delicious Turn

27 Nov , 2018  

The 49th annual Holiday Fair at the Mansfield Art Center, sponsored by Richland Bank, is well underway.

From stunning art in the upper and lower galleries to the special gift selections in the gallery shop, Holiday Fair attendees always enjoy the fine art and fine craft of local artisans. More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

Tiny Tim Shoppe Opening Soon; Moving To New Location

9 Nov , 2018  

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. is excited to announce the opening of the Tiny Tim Christmas Shoppe for 2018.

One of Mansfield’s great holiday traditions, the Tiny Tim Shoppe, will officially open on Saturday, November 17. A great experience for families across the community, this year the Tiny Tim Shoppe will be located at 32 North Walnut Street. All children are welcome to shop for family and friends on the Christmas list.  More…


History & Tourism, Holidays

Santa Behind Bars

7 Nov , 2018  

It might not be the first combination which comes to mind – the holiday season, a prison, and ghosts.

That’s just what is happening later this month when the historic Ohio State Reformatory will be open for Holiday Tours. More…

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All About Richland, Holidays

Renaissance Receives Surprise Holiday Gift

23 Dec , 2017  

Earlier this month, the FirstEnergy Foundation announced that would surprise 132 deserving nonprofit agencies in the FirstEnergy Corporation area with donations over the coming weeks as part of its “12 Gifts of the Season” holiday campaign. The Renaissance Theatre is happy to announce that they have been the lucky recipients of one of these gifts. More…

Holidays, Schools

Festive Assembly Sends Malabar Students Off On Holiday Break

22 Dec , 2017  

Many of the Malabar Intermediate School staff were in holiday costumes Tuesday morning, continuing the tradition of sending students into winter break with lots of smiles and laughter.

“The kids enjoy it. We all have a lot of fun. But soon we will get down to work in each classroom,” Principal Andrea Moyer said. More…