History & Tourism

Head To The Blockhouse This Weekend

11 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s always great here at 1812Blockhouse when we can promote our namesake local landmark, the Blockhouse in Mansfield’s South Park.

Such is the case today, as Richland Early American Center for History (REACH) has announced that the Blockhouse and the adjacent log cabin will be open to the public. The fun will take place this Saturday, June 12, and this Sunday, June 13, from 1 until 3 PM.

If you haven’t been to South Park recently, you can observe work on the blacksmithing and woodworking shop and on the nearby garden. More…

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History & Tourism

Turn The Clock Back Over 200 Years This Weekend

4 Sep , 2018  

You are invited to “reach” back to the past as the City of Mansfield Parks Department hosts and the Richland Early American Center for History holds the Fourth Annual Living History Days at South Park.

The event takes place over two days, Saturday September 8 from 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday September 9 from 10 AM to 4 PM, and is free to the public. More…

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History & Tourism, Holidays

Colonial Christmas To Be Held In South Park

24 Nov , 2017  

The Blockhouse will be bustling with holiday activity on Saturday, December 2, as the Richland Early American Center for History (REACH) hosts a Colonial Christmas.

From 2-6 pm, stop by the Blockhouse for an 18th Century Christmas. Enjoy hot apple cider, cookies, and conversation with historical reenactors displaying period accouterments and music. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Sunny Summer Saturday

10 Sep , 2017  

Saturday saw several events in the Mansfield area. Here are photos, video, and social media posts from the Living History Days at South Park, hosted by the Richland Early American Center for History, and the Spherion13er downtown. Click on any image or video for a larger version, or to see the original post. More…

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History & Tourism

Weekend Event To Provide Window To The Past

4 Sep , 2017  

This coming weekend, Mansfield’s South Park will act as a time machine of sorts, giving contemporary men, women, and children the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of late 18th century and early 19th century America.

Hosted by the Richland Early American Center for History, Living History Days will take place on Saturday, September 9 from 10 AM to 5 PM, and again on Sunday, September 10 from 10 AM until 4 PM. The event is free to the public. More…

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History & Tourism

Cabin Work Begins Again; Goal To Complete By September

30 Jun , 2017  

A visitor to South Park these days would be hard pressed to miss the worksite where the past is being recreated.

With a few modern exceptions, the area in front of the Blockhouse resembles something out of a history book as the log cabin project of the Richland Early American Center for History (REACH) is beginning to take shape. More…

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