History & Tourism

The Past Came Alive This Weekend

5 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

There were times on Sunday afternoon when 1812Blockhouse visited the American Heritage Days at South Park, hosted by the Richland Early American Center for History (REACH), when it seemed as if we had taken a quick 200 year-plus journey to the past.

From some angles, all one could see were period buildings and reeanctors going about the site.

There was an occasional tiny modern intrusion. As we took the photo of one reenactor, he suggested that we take another shot as he had his cell phone in front of him — something we confess that we hadn’t even noticed!

Another reenactor graciously and quickly moved plastic off the table so that we could take a “period” image.

The level of authenticity was clearly evident and made this event something truly unique. Interesting explanations of pioneer medicine, cooking, and other trades were offered.

Being from 1812Blockhouse, we of course visited Mansfield’s iconic Blockhouse and climbed the narrow stairs to the upstairs, larger level with its beautiful views of the event. A photo taken from there is included in the photos we share below of this year’s American Heritage Days.

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Photos: 1812Blockhouse

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