History & Tourism

Richland Roots: The Gettysburg Surgeon From Plymouth

30 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Thursday through Saturday brings the 158th anniversary of one of our country’s most important battles.

During three hot summer days in 1863, tens of thousands of men — including many from Richland County — met to do battle on the verdant farm fields of Adams County, Pennsylvania.

One of those soliders, a major in the Army of the Potomac, has a permanent resting place in Plymouth’s Greenlawn Cemetery. Although only one of the players in what unfolded, his role was nevertheless a singular one, and the story of his place in the history of the Battle of Gettysburg continues to unfold.  More…

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History & Tourism

Ohio Civil War Show Coming To Fairgrounds

23 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Traditionally held the first weekend of May, which happily coincides with RichHistory Weekend, the Ohio Civil War Show is returning to the Richland County Fairgrounds this year.

The 2021 edition will be held on Saturday, May 1 from 9 AM to 5 PM, and again on Sunday, May 2 from 9 AM to 3 PM.

The Show features collectibles, demonstrations, living history, and more. It is ideal for serious collectors of military materials, historical reenactors, hobbyists, or anyone else interested in learning more about this important period of US history.

One highlight is cannon firing demonstrations each day that really make some noise — as well as ongoing Civil War, World War I, and World War II encampments. More…

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History & Tourism, Schools

OSUM Professor Interview To Be Shown On PBS

5 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

A PBS documentary now airing online takes a look at women physicians of the 19th century. It contains a contribution by a professor at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

Dr. Carolyn Skinner was interviewed for the documentary, which is entitled “Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century.” She is an Associate Professor of English at OSUM, and is currently working on a book examining the speech and writing of these women. More…

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All About Richland

Ohio Genealogical Society Annual Conference Heads To Columbus

10 Mar , 2018  

As you may know, The Ohio Genealogical Society, together with its Samuel D. Isaly Library, has long made Richland County its home.

The facility near Bellville is on outstanding resource for those seeking family history information with a Buckeye connection. Included are over 60,000 books, 250,000 ancestor cards, 4,000 Bible records, 7,000 family histories, and complete Ohio census records from 1800 to 1940. More…

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History & Tourism

Great Mohican Pow-Wow Returns

14 Sep , 2017  

The Great Mohican Pow-Wow returns in two weeks for its 33rd year.

For three days, September 15, 16, and 17, Mohican Reservation Campground and Canoeing will be busy with traditional Native American ceremonies and activities. Rated as a top 100 show in the United States, this event is taking place in July and again this coming September. More…

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All About Richland

Genealogy Conference Goes On The Road

19 Apr , 2017  

The Ohio Genealogical Society, together with its Samuel D. Isaly Library, has long made Richland County its home.

The facility near Bellville is on outstanding resource for those seeking family history information with a Buckeye connection. Included are over 60,000 books, 250,000 ancestor cards, 4,000 Bible records, 7,000 family histories, and complete Ohio census records from 1800 to 1940. More…

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History & Tourism

The Day The President Visited Mansfield

5 Feb , 2017  

It may have been the first visit to Mansfield by an incumbent President of the United States, that crisp autumn day in 1890. Others had certainly visited, including Rutherford B. Hayes, but that had taken place during his term as Governor of Ohio and before he was elected President.

President Benjamin Harrison, who was in the middle of his single four year term, was undertaking a 2,700 mile journey making stops in some seven states, including Ohio. As he came across north central Ohio, his train took the Big Four Railroad from Indianapolis to Galion, then north to Crestline where it transferred to the Pennsylvania Railroad to return to Washington D.C.. More…

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