History & Tourism

Free Bromfield Coming Soon To An E-Reader Near You

5 Jan , 2020  

Sometimes, if you wait long enough, some of the best things in life can be yours at no cost.

With the coming of the new year, that includes a treasure trove of American literature, films, and other items that have now had their copyrights lapse due to inaction by the US Congress, and have now entered the public domain. This year, that means works produced in the year 1924.

The same year, mind you, that Mansfielder Louis Bromfield’s first book was published. More…

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History & Tourism

Ghosts Of Christmases Past At Oak Hill

2 Dec , 2019  

This December Oak Hill Cottage will once again present its special Christmas offering in which the Cottage becomes a scene of chaos as former inhabitants from ages past are pressed into service as tour guides. More…

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History & Tourism

Society Invites Guests To Renovated Carriage House

18 Sep , 2019  

Take a few moments on Wednesday evening to experience a trip both to the past and to the future.

The Richland County Historical Society is welcoming guests to the newly renovated Carriage House, across the street from Oak Hill Cottage. The facility has been transformed and now offers larger meeting space that will assist the Society with meetings and other events for years to come. More…


History & Tourism, Holidays

Experience Christmases Past Starting Sunday

24 Nov , 2018  

For the 34th time, the rooms and hallways of Oak Hill Cottage will welcome visitors wanting to turn back the clock and experience a vintage holiday.

The house, built in 1847 by railroad superintendent John Robinson, was characterized as “the one perfect Gothic Revival house in the country” by at one prominent architect. It was then owned for over a century by the family of Dr. Johannes Jones, and is now owned and operated by the Richland County Historical Society. More…

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History & Tourism

Oak Hill Cottage Debuts New Website; Opens For Tours

13 Apr , 2018  

There’s great news this month at Oak Hill Cottage, inside and out!

The inside news comes in the form of the commencement of tours for the 2018 season. This year, tours are available on Sundays from 2 PM to 5PM, now through December. The price is just $5, and $1 for children 12 and under. During the Sunday tour hours, the Carriage House is open at no charge. More…

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History & Tourism

Oak Hill Open For Tours

7 Apr , 2017  

Perhaps you have an interest in local history, or you might be a fan of writer Louis Bromfield and enjoy visiting sites associated with his books. Or its possible that you are an architecture enthusiast who appreciates unique experiences to visit outstanding examples of particular building styles.

If any of these are the case, come to Oak Hill Cottage this Sunday and you’ll be in luck! More…

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History & Tourism

Refinement At Oak Hill Cottage

4 Nov , 2016  

As these photos show (click photo below for more), everyone appeared to be on their best behavior on Monday as a group of Brownies arrived at Oak Hill Cottage for an experience involving tea and etiquette.

As a reminder, the Gothic Revival House, which dates from 1847, is open on Sundays through December from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission is just a $5 donation for adults, with children at $1 (ages 12 and under). More…