All About Richland

African Violets To Grace Kingwood Next Weekend

12 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Officially, they are known as “Saintpaulia.” In the United States, these six to twenty species of perennials are known by the term “African violets,” reflecting their native origin in Tanzania and eastern Kenya.

Aficionados will be heading to Kingwood Center Gardens this coming weekend for events centered on these beautiful flowers. More…

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History & Tourism

In Our Backyard: The Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show

14 Feb , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

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.”

Kick off the spring season at the Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show on February 19 through February 27.

Each year homeowners flock to the Ohio Expo Center, an easy drive from Richland County, to see the magnificent indoor gardens, get the hottest home & garden advice and knock out their next big home improvement project – all under one roof.


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All About Richland

Colonial America In Cross-Stitch On Display

17 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockouse

While many Richland Countians engage in the pastime, it’s not everyday that cross-stitch artworks go on display in north central Ohio.

That is precisely what is taking place from March 1 through March 14 at Kingwood Center Gardens.

Cross-stitch is a form of sewing and a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. Around since the Middle Ages, the earliest known example in America was created in 1653. More…

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All About Richland, History & Tourism

Bayonets And Bottles

23 Apr , 2019  

This May, two shows on successive weekends will bring hundreds of visitors to the Richland County Fairgrounds.

Spread out over seven buildings with an amazing 750 tables of military items and memorabilia to buy, sell, or trade, the Ohio Civil War Show on May 4 and 5 will also include a number of items from the periods of World Wars I and II. More…

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All About Richland

Home And Garden Show This Weekend

4 Apr , 2019  

The North Central Ohio Home and Garden Show makes its annual run this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the historic Ohio State Reformatory.

Featuring a number of new vendors this year, the cost of admission is just $2 per person or two non-perishable goods per person – with food given to local food pantries. Those who pay the $15 regular general admission price for OSR will be admitted at no additional charge. More…


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Mid Ohio Home Show Dates Announced

7 Feb , 2019  

It’s a rite of spring in Richland County – the annual opportunity for those contemplating house renovation and those who are just dreaming about that possibility to get some great ideas for the task.

It’s the Mid Ohio Home Show, coming this year on the following dates and times: More…

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All About Richland

Toy, Collectible, And Sportscard Show Next Sunday

29 Oct , 2018  

Hobby enthusiasts and toy lovers will have a place to be next Sunday as the Fourth Annual Mansfield Toy, Collectible, and Sportscard Show comes to the Richland County Fairgrounds. More…

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