By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

As we shared in our post on Sunday introducing the latest in our Landmarks of Richland, the beautiful Greenlawn Cemetery Chapel in Plymouth, this past weekend would have seen multiple Richland County historic sites and attractions open to the public for the annual RichHistory Weekend.

Today and tomorrow, we are continuing to recognize those sites by sharing stories that focus on the shared heritage enjoyed by residents of this county.

We’re particularly thrilled today to share with you news of a new resource on 1812Blockhouse that has been in the works for some time. Originally developed as an “add on” feature for a new membership program, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the difficult situation in which local museums and tourism destinations find themselves have prompted us to open this up freely to 1812Blockhouse visitors.

Richland History is a compendium of links and resources to a wide array of information. Not only will it contain an index to our two landmarks series, which contain almost 50 entries, but it does the same for our “When Mansfield Welcomed,” “Richland Roots,” and other series.

There’s much more on offer. Would you like to read a Mansfield newspaper from, say, 1878? Now you can easily locate it. The resources of the remarkable Sherman Room at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library are included, as is information from local genealogy and history sites.

Plus – the entire site is searchable by keyword.

There is a great deal of content already included, however this is a work in progress and we will be continuing to add to it over the next several weeks. If you see something you would like to see, please send an e-mail to: [email protected] and we’ll see that it is added.

We have a rich past here in Richland County. It’s always time to celebrate that past, even if for the time being we can’t interact with it in person. Through the launch of Richland History in a handful of days, 1812Blockhouse is adding to those stories.

Send us your news — of an announcement, event,
club news, fundraiser – whatever! It’s easy to do online.

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