The past will come alive in Mansfield’s South Park this October as REACH (Richland Early American Center for History) presents its Fourth Annual American Heritage Days.
Join REACH members on October 1 and 2 from 10 AM to 4 PM to discover what it was like to live in early America during the 18th and 19th centuries from living historical reenactors.
Throughout the day there will be speakers, military battles, 18th century blanket traders and vendors, Indian artifacts and old firearms display in the blockhouse, 18th century cooking in the cabin over an open hearth, blacksmithing and rope making in the blacksmith shop.More…
From time to time, we feature information here at 1812Blockhouse about interesting events and happenings within an easy drive of Richland County. We call this series “In Our Backyard.”
By sure to check out Christmas in North Central Ohio for links to seasonal events taking place in Richland, Ashland, and Crawford Counties.
This week you can step into the world of Charles Dickens as Ohio Village in Columbus revisits the Victorian Christmas made famous in his stories in “A Dickens of a Christmas.”More…
Native Americans Demand More Recognition From Universities They Funded, Sometimes Unwillingly
By Caitlin Hunt
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Growing up in Cleveland, Cherokee tribal member Nicole Doran said Chief Wahoo always made her uncomfortable.
“I remember growing up and seeing this caricature of Native Americans that I knew wasn’t true,” Doran said.
Later she earned a biology degree at the Ohio State University. Doran loved the campus and appreciated the opportunities given to her, but she was not happy about the lack of Native American acknowledgement on campus. Instead, she found the university took pride in their status as a “Land Grant” university. The school sits in the heart of Columbus, home to the best-selling Land Grant beer. More…
By 1812Blockhouse; Hayes Presidential Library and Museums
This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique events and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of Richland County. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard.
This year we’re continuing our weekly look at unique festivals, events, and attractions that are within an easy driving distance of the Mansfield area. We call these “Summer Road Trips.” Of course, we regularly feature the many extraordinary places to visit right here in Richland County and encourage our readers to get out and experience what is on offer in our own backyard. More…
Last week, the State Library of Ohio announced the launch of the Ohio Digital Network.
Vintage photos of the Kingwood Center mansion’s interior are just some of the over 90,000 new materials from Ohio Digital Network which are now discoverable in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Led by the State Library of Ohio and in partnership with Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK), Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN), and Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Digital Network builds on strong digital collection efforts across the state including Ohio Memory and the Ohio Digitization Hubs project. More…