History & Tourism

Fall Road Trip: Celebrate The Centennial Of The Shoe

1 Nov , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year, we’re adding a handful of Fall Road Trip ideas to our usual staple of Summer Road Trips. Each provides Richland Countians with an easy day trip idea that features something unique and different.

As always, we remind our readers that Richland County itself if full of interesting things to see and do. Find out more on the Destination Mansfield website,

Calling all scarlet and gray hearted Buckeye football fans – here’s a chance to indulge in the history of the remarkable tradition that is Ohio State football.

2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Ohio Stadium, a place affectionately known as “the ‘Shoe.” To celebrate that milestone, The Ohio State University is showcasing that history in an exhibit on display in the Thompson Library.

The Library, of course, is the main university library that sits at the top of the Oval in the heart of campus.

A Walk in Our ‘Shoe: 100 Years of Ohio Stadium celebrates that remarkable tradition. It is free and open to the public through February 26 of next year, presented by University Libraries. In addition to other items on display, there you can view:

  • Football uniforms and gear from the 1920s and 1930s 
  • Goal post piece from the 1955 Rose Bowl  
  • Dedication game day program from 1922 
  • Woody Hayes’ football playbook 
  • Jim Tressel’s play calling sheets 
  • Lego Ohio Stadium constructed by Professor Paul Janssen (Physiology and Cell Biology) 

The exhibit is open from 10 AM to 6 PM each day, and 12 PM to 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. 

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