History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The Greatest Show On Earth

20 Jan , 2019  

In 1872, entertainment history was made when the first large circus to travel by rail appeared in small and mid-sized communities across the Midwest. America's Greatest Showman was behind the entire endeavor. On June 22, that tour included a stop in Mansfield. The Greatest Show on Earth – a slogan used for the very first time in publicity for that very trip – came to town for three shows. Actually, it was more fully known as “P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, and World’s Fair – consisting of museum, menagerie, aquarium, polytechnic institute, international zoological garden, and Dan Castello’s chaste and refined circus.” Read More

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TEDxMansfield Next Saturday; Features Speakers And Entertainment

27 Oct , 2018  

Organizers of TEDxMansfield invite people across North Central Ohio to attend Mansfield’s inaugural TEDx event at the Renaissance Theatre on November 3. Tickets are now available for purchase through The Renaissance Theatre box office. Read More

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Promenade And Do-Si-Do

25 Sep , 2017  

This fall, you have an opportunity to join in fun which has captivated local dancers for almost 50 years. The Johnny Appleseed Square Dance Club is completing its first half century in bringing together Western Square Dance enthusiasts for Saturday evening dances from October through May. And, beginning on October 5 with an introductory session on September 28, a multi-week instructional course is available. Read More

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Is The Sun Rising On The Sunset Drive-In?

26 Jul , 2017  

Attempts have been made over the years to bring back the venerable Sunset Drive-In Theatre at the corner of State Routes 309 and 314. Now, work is underway again to do just that, and people are taking notice. Read More

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Mansfielders Now Able To Enjoy WKSU

26 Feb , 2017  

Long home to a transmitter for radio station WOSU in Columbus, area residents and visitors can now enjoy the sounds of another excellent collegiate radio station. WKSU recently began broadcasting from call letters W234CX in rural Mansfield. The station can be accessed at 94.7 on your FM dial. Read More