History & Tourism

Landmarks Of Mansfield: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building: Updated

14 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

UPDATED: The Mansfield Memorial Museum, housed in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, kicked off its 2022 last weekend with a new Westinghouse Appliance Exhibit. More information is available here (NOTE – This is behind the Mansfield News Journal paywall).

The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, Park Avenue West’s Grand Old Lady, is both a local and statewide survivor. Since it opened in 1889, it has served veterans and the community well. Today it houses an extraordinary museum , provides character and dignity to Mansfield’s principal thoroughfare, and is a remarkable connection to what is arguably the most important conflict in American history.

In the years following the Civil War, the Ohio General Assembly passed laws which facilitated the financing and construction of buildings and monuments to serve and commemorate veterans of that conflict and earlier wars. Some cities, such as Sidney and Toledo, began local efforts even earlier. In total, 14 such structures were erected across the state.


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All About Richland

Downtown Library Getting A New Front Door: For Cars, That Is

21 Jul , 2019  

In an announcement on its website, the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library recently shared news of a change in the way that patrons access the building’s parking garage.

Consistent with the original 1989 plan which was changed before construction, the Board of Trustees voted to move the entrance “around the corner,” as it were, placing it on Third Street. Preparation work has begun on the project. During construction, the parking garage will remain open. More…

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Turn Back The Clock And Rev The Engines: The Cruise-In Is Here

22 Aug , 2018  

It’s an annual opportunity to step back in time, listen to classic tunes, and who knows… maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of your 20-year-old self by a car from your past (or your parents’ past)!

The 23rd annual Heart of the City Cruise In is set for this Saturday, August 25 from 8 AM to 4 PM. Appropriately centered in Central Park, the streets of downtown Mansfield will be lined with vintage automobiles with the adjacent sidewalks featuring family-friendly fare. More…

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Monster Painting Show Returns

11 Feb , 2018  

It’s not just things that go bump in the night. Actual monsters return next week as the Third Annual Monster Painting Show hits Main Street Books in downtown Mansfield.

The store describes participating in this annual exhibition this way: More…

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All About Richland

City Seeking Christmas Tree

3 Nov , 2017  

The City of Mansfield is once again looking for a live Christmas tree to place on display at the Carrousel Park located in downtown Mansfield. If you have an evergreen tree you would like to donate, please contact the Mansfield Street Department at 419-755-9803.

Trees must be located within the city limits. We are requesting the tree be at least 30ft in height. In order for us to successfully cut and remove the tree it must be accessible to the handling of equipment. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Sunny Summer Saturday

10 Sep , 2017  

Saturday saw several events in the Mansfield area. Here are photos, video, and social media posts from the Living History Days at South Park, hosted by the Richland Early American Center for History, and the Spherion13er downtown. Click on any image or video for a larger version, or to see the original post. More…

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