By 1812Blockhouse

The past will come alive in Mansfield’s South Park this October as REACH (Richland Early American Center for History) presents its Fourth Annual American Heritage Days.

Join REACH members on October 1 and 2 from 10 AM to 4 PM to discover what it was like to live in early America during the 18th and 19th centuries from living historical reenactors.

Throughout the day there will be speakers, military battles, 18th century blanket traders and vendors, Indian artifacts and old firearms display in the blockhouse, 18th century cooking in the cabin over an open hearth, blacksmithing and rope making in the blacksmith shop.

Bring your appetite as well, as the All Sports Concession food truck will be on hand both days to feed hungry visitors and campers.

Special events those days include the following:


  • 10:15 AM – Opening Ceremony – Blockhouse flag raising and firing of muskets
  • 11:00 AM – Mark Cory – Portrayal of Colonel Crawford
  • 12:15 PM – 18th century musket demonstration
  • 1:00 PM – Julie Rossington – Portrayal of Deborah Sampson
  • 2:30 PM – Vane Scott – Many Faces of Old Glory
  • 4:00 PM – Day concludes


  • 10:00 AM – Day beings
  • 11:00 AM – Matt Wulff – Eastern Long Hunter of the Ohio Country
  • 12:15 PM – 18th century musket demonstration
  • 1:00 PM – Jeremy Moore, Mike Schaffer – Eastern Woodland Indians
  • 2L30 PM – Sue Butvin – 18th Century Women’s Clothing
  • 4:00 PM – Day concludes
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