On September 10 and 17, Oak Hill Cottage joins over 100 other historic destinations across the state, and several others in Richland and Crawford Counties, in “Ohio’s Open Doors,” an effort of the Ohio History Connection to promote the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.
Included will be an Open House from 2:00 pm to 5:00 p.m. at the Oak Hill Carriage House, where a 1905 National Automobile manufactured in Mansfield and other behind the scenes artifacts will be on display. A one mile preservation walk will step off at 2:30 pm each day featuring the historic preservation involvement of the Richland County Historical Society at the Cottage and surrounding neighborhood.
Other Mansfield attractions involved in Ohio Open Doors include:
Colonial Living History Fair at South Park Blockhouse
Richland Early American Center for History, will offer a Colonial Living History Fair at the Blockhouse in South Park featuring period skills, artifacts, and music on Sept. 10 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
FREE Mansion Tours at Kingwood Center Gardens
Kingwood Center Gardens will be offering free guided house tours of Kingwood Hall on Sunday, September 11 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the top of each hour. There will be a limit of 25 to 30 participants per tour and each tour will end with light refreshments to enjoy with Kingwood staff, family and friends. Free advance tickets are available at their website. Regular admission ($5 per car) will apply.
FREE “Robots of Westinghouse” Lecture
On Sundays, Sept. 11 and 18 the Mansfield Memorial Museum will offer a free lecture, “Robots of Westinghouse” including photos, films, and artifacts from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.