History & Tourism

Let RichHistory Weekend Connect You To The Past

28 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, RichHistory Alliance

The second of Richland County’s two spring event weekends is upon us.

Last week. Mohican Wildlife Weekend wowed visitors with displays, exhibitions, and more. On May 7-8, it’s the turn of Richland County’s historical societies, preservation groups, and other past-related organizations to showcase their attractions and events during RichHistory Weekend.

RichHistory Weekend is organized by the RichHistory Alliance, which was formed as a partnership of museums and historical sites in Richland County with a mission to collaborate to discover, preserve, and share history in Richland County. Members collaborate and use their combined efforts to increase tourism and promote our history for all members of Richland County.

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History & Tourism

A Head’s Up On Dates For Two Great Spring Events

28 Feb , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Of all of the varied happenings taking place in the nooks and crannies of Richland County each year, several stand out for their ability to join individual attractions together under a signal umbrella event.

Two of the favorite ones each spring are Mohican Wildlife Weekend and RichHistory Weekend. Dates for both have been announced, and we’re happy to share with you the first look at their 2022 editions.

The 21st Annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend has a theme this year called Mohican Under The Stars. Late in the day and nighttime programming will be at the forefront from April 22 through April 24 at 12 program sites and 30 individual programs.

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History & Tourism

Pssst… Secret City Tour This Saturday

28 Apr , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) will hold the 2021 Secret City Tour on Saturday, May 1 from 10:00  AM to 4 PM. Take a peek into some of Mansfield’s most exquisite historic buildings and architectural gems on this self-guided tour. With continued interest in downtown development, this tour offers a unique look to the past while challenging us to reimagine the future of these great spaces.

Buildings on the 2021 Secret City Tour will include: 33 North Main Street, 135 North Main Street, 117 North Diamond Street, 137 North Main Street, 116 North Main Street (second floor), 118 North Main Street (second floor), 135 North Franklin Street, 25 East Fourth Street (second floor), and 67 North Main Street (second floor). More…

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History & Tourism

RichHistory Celebrated This Coming Weekend

27 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s time this Saturday and Sunday for RichHistory Weekend, the area’s annual celebration of the past and how it connects to Richland County’s present and future. It is brought to you by the RichHistoryAlliance.

Many of your favorite events and attractions are back, such as Downtown Mansfield Inc.’s Secret City Tour and events in South Park and at Oak Hill Cottage. New ones are being added as well, such as walks at Dayspring’s 1889 boiler building.

Founded in 2016, the RichHistory Alliance was created through the partnering of museums and history-related attractions in Richland County to collaborate on the preservation, discovery, and sharing of local history. More…

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History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: If I Could Turn Back Time

1 May , 2019  

This week we’ll be looking at events at a handful of the venues participating in this coming weekend’s RichHistory Weekend. Fifteen Richland County sites are participating in this edition, and History for Children is the focus of this year’s lineup of family-friendly events. A “Passport to History” is being distributed to fourth grade elementary school history classes, with teacher information packets. Each site will have prizes, and students obtaining passport stamps from four different sites will be entered in a prize drawing.

Several of the sites, in addition to Oak Hill Cottage and the Secret City Tour, will give participants the opportunity a first-hand opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and activities of days past. Those include the following: More…

History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend: Secret City Tour

30 Apr , 2019  

This week we’ll be looking at events at a handful of the venues participating in this coming weekend’s RichHistory Weekend. Fifteen Richland County sites are participating in this edition, and History for Children is the focus of this year’s lineup of family-friendly events. A “Passport to History” is being distributed to fourth grade elementary school history classes, with teacher information packets. Each site will have prizes, and students obtaining passport stamps from four different sites will be entered in a prize drawing.

A part of RichHistory Weekend since its first year, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. (DMI) will hold its 2019 Secret City Tour on Saturday, May 4 beginning at 10:00 AM. More…

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RichHistory Weekend: Oak Hill Cottage

29 Apr , 2019  

This week we’ll be looking at events at a handful of the venues participating in this coming weekend’s RichHistory Weekend. Fifteen Richland County sites are participating in this edition, and History for Children is the focus of this year’s lineup of family-friendly events. A “Passport to History” is being distributed to fourth grade elementary school history classes, with teacher information packets. Each site will have prizes, and students obtaining passport stamps from four different sites will be entered in a prize drawing.

Mansfield’s Oak Hill Cottage will be a busy place on Saturday and Sunday. The extraordinary 1847 Gothic Revival house will host two types of house tours and a preservation walk through the Cottage’s neighborhood. More…

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History & Tourism

RichHistory Weekend Approaching; Attractions Prepare

4 Apr , 2019  

The annual RichHistory Weekend will be taking place on May 4 and 5 across Richland County.

An updated list of participating venues and happenings, including a calendar of events, is accessible on the RichHistory Alliance website (can be read here). This year, the Weekend includes a new Passport to History adventure for students. More…

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Dates Set For Spring Weekend Events: Updated

5 Feb , 2019  

UPDATE: This post has been updated with links to an events calendar for both of the weekends referred to below.

We’ve got great news both for fans of Richland County’s wonderful outdoors and for lovers of Richland County history. Two of the region’s favorite spring weekend “happenings” will be returning in 2019, and the date has been set for each. More…

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RichHistory Weekend Continues; See Collected Social Media Posts

6 May , 2018  

The RichHistory Alliance’s RichHistory Weekend continues for a second day today in Mansfield and across the county.

On Saturday, history-related attractions shared displays, tours, and other opportunities to connect with the past. One of the largest events was the annual Secret City Tour in downtown Mansfield. This year, — buildings were opened to the public – not only traditional work or living spaces, but also basement levels and unfinished areas. More…

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