History & Tourism

Cooking From Yesteryear

10 Feb , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

If you act quickly, you might grab one of the remaining seats in18th Century Cooking sponsored by Richland Early American Center For History (REACH).

Join guest Laura Supinger on March 19 from 10AM to 3 PM as she demonstrates period recipes over an open hearth at the Petersburg Cabin located in South Park in Mansfield. 

You can watch and learn as Laura prepares recipes for your tasting pleasure. Class will be held rain or shine.


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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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Blacksmith Shop Proposal Heard By City Council

23 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

Tuesday’s marathon set of meetings for Mansfield City Council saw that body review over 20 pieces of legislation. Over the coming days, we will review several of those measures.

It may not have a big price tag, but a request of the Richland Early American Center for History (REACH) was one of the items on Tuesday that caused the most discussion.

Bill #20-145, which received a first reading, is a measure which would grant a license to REACH to erect a blacksmith’s shop in South Park in the vicinity of both the Blockhouse and the newly-constructed cabin. More…

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Food Truck Lovers Unite!

21 Sep , 2019  

Food trucks may not seem to be as prevalent in our neck of the woods as they are in places like Columbus or Cleveland, but the Mansfield Department of Parks and Recreation is working to create more awareness for our local food truck industry. The second annual Food Truck Festival is scheduled for October 11, beginning at 11:00 AM and running until 6:00 PM (or later) at South Park in Mansfield. 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

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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Foundation To Be Dug For Log House In South Park

28 Oct , 2016  

The Blockhouse is about to get some company

The City of Mansfield has announced that work is to begin soon on a project in South Park. REACH (Richland Early American Center for History), with the help of volunteer labor, will be digging the foundation for the early 1800’s log house that was disassembled and moved into storage on September 4. This event will take place on Sunday, October 30 beginning at 8:30 AM in South Park. More…

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