History & Tourism

Nine Historic Sites In Three Counties Opening For Free This Month

4 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Ohio Open Doors is back, the very successful statewide event that opens the doors to dozens of sites that connect Ohioans to their past.

The event takes place between September 9 to September 18, during which time building and landmark owners and operators open to the public for special tours and programs – all at no charge. It’s an opportunity to celebrate Ohio’s architecture and history.

North central Ohio is well represented, with nine sites open in Ashland, Crawford, and Richland Counties. 

The two Richland County experiences are included.

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All About Richland

Smiles Abound As New Museum Opens Its Doors

12 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Smiles were everywhere to be seen on Wednesday as the new Buckeye Imagination Museum officially opened its doors to the public.

The new facility, located next to the Renaissance Theatre, has been in the planning stages for years. Speaking about the Museum, Fred Boll, Executive Director, said “We are excited to welcome guests into our new facility, which we feel will better serve them. Our new building features a zero-level entrance and an elevator which allows us to be more accessible. It also has a parking a lot, which will be much more convenient to our guests.” 

According to the Museum, “Buckeye Imagination Museum, which was part of a joint capital campaign with the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, originally purchased its new building in late 2018. Before that the building had sat vacant for roughly 15 years. Since being purchased, the building has received a new roof, new windows, new HVAC system, new electrical work, new parking lot, and completely remodeled bathrooms and flooring. Repairs were also made to the elevator.

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All About Richland, Shelby

Time To Get Rolling: Shelby Bicycle Museum Opens On July 9

2 Jul , 2022  

By 1812BLockhouse

Years of dreaming, planning, and hard work are coming together next Saturday in the opening of Richland County’s newest museum.

Civic leaders in Shelby have announced that the new Shelby Bicycle Museum will be opening on July 9 near the site of the original Shelby Cylce factory, more specifically in the Shelby Justice Center on Mack Avenue.

It’s a timely opening, as this year marks the centennial of the launch of the Shelby Cycle Frame Builders, which went on to become the Shelby Cycle Company.

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All About Richland, Downtown

Construction Continues On New Little Buckeye

5 Aug , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

You may have noticed a lot of activity taking place at 175 West Third Street, home of the new Little Buckeye Children’s Museum.

The building, located between the Renaissance Performing Arts Association’s Theatre 166 and the Dollar General, has been undergoing many changes in the last six months including a repaved parking lot and a new entrance off of West Third Street.

The project, which is part of the Imagination District, originally started construction pre-COVID in January of 2020.

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History & Tourism

Several Area Doors Open For Ohio Open Doors

12 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

From a 214-year-old log house in Hamilton to Canton’s imposing McKinley Memorial, you can explore fascinating places that reflect Ohio’s rich heritage—some opening especially for Ohio Open Doors events or offering behind-the-scenes looks that aren”t ordinarily available. All Ohio Open Doors events are free.

The Ohio History Connection created Ohio Open Doors in 2016 to promote and inspire pride in Ohio’s heritage and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

This year’s edition of the statewide event has shifted because of the pandemic to emphasize virtual tours and outdoor events. Visitors to Ohio Open Doors can gain access to view inside glimpses into many of the Buckeye State’s rich collection of historic sites. More…

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History & Tourism

Area Historic Attractions Begin To Reopen

11 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

NOTE: Updated on Thursday afternoon

The Responsible Restart Ohio plan to reopen business and society has, as we all know, taken a sector by sector approach. One of the latest areas of the economy allowed to reopen has been in indoor entertainment venues, including the state’s outstanding collection of historic venues and museums.

Along with movie theatres, art galleries, and zoos, Ohio’s museums were allowed to open their doors again on Wednesday. Each must abide by the standard set of heath guidelines, including restrictions on social distancing and gathering size.

At least two local historic attractions have set plans to do just that. More…

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All About Richland

Little Buckeye Opening Police Station Exhibit

19 May , 2019  

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum and Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial have announced the grand-opening of a NEW and highly-anticipated Police Station exhibit at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 22 at 2 PM and is open to the public, so stop in and be the first to check out this fun, new tribute to our local heroes. More…

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All About Richland

Little Buckeye Joins Kingwood Center In Museums For All

13 Sep , 2018  

Earlier this year, we shared news that Kingwood Center Gardens had joined  the national “Museums for All” program, an initiative designed to facilitate attendance at museums for all children.

Now, Little Buckeye Children’s Museum has joined the program through a partnership with Richland Bank. More…

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