History & Tourism

Summer Road Trip: Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale

27 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

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.

Today’s Summer Road Trip will take you just a few miles east on US30 to the nearby county seat of Wooster.

For 56 years, the Mennonite, Brethren, Apostolic and Amish churches of northeastern Ohio have come together to put together a festive event to raise funds for the work of Mennonite Central Committee. After a Covid-limited auction in 2020, the 2021 Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale will return in-person on August 6 & 7. The event will take place in the new air-conditioned Event Center at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster.

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All About Richland

Summer Road Trips: Travel The World This Summer

18 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

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 summer, it is possible to travel the short distance to Columbus and to experience the world in a most unique way.

Franklin Park Conservancy and Botanical Gardens will take you there via an exhibition entitled “Sister Cities: Horticultural Sites, Events, and Developments.” More…

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All About Richland

Lime EBikes Just Rolled Into Cleveland

13 Jul , 2021  

From the Publisher — Think of this story from The Land as a combination post in our Summer Road Trips and Challenges. Solutions. series. It comes from The Land, a new digital publication in Cleveland, and is reposted here with permission. The Land and 1812Blockhouse are both members of LION Publishers.

Could this work in Mansfield?

By Lee Chilcote, The Land

As the saying goes, it’ll be just like riding a bike — only this time, with motorized pedal assist. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Animation Exploration

5 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

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 week’s adventure is right down I71 from Richland County.

The Center of Science and Industry (COSI) will host premier exhibition The Animation Academy this summer. The exhibition is open to the public through September 6. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trip: 1,000 Lanterns Will Transport You Far Away

29 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, Cleveland Metroparks

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.

A trip north on I71 this summer will take you to an experience that suggests a place several thousand miles to the east.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has announced the return of the record-breaking Asian Lantern Festival presented by Meijer. Beginning July 14, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will be transformed with over 1,000 new illuminated lanterns, live acrobatic performances and culturally-inspired cuisine. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: A New Presidential Museum

13 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

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.

Today we’re suggesting one of our shortest possible road trips — just 35 or so miles from Mansfield, and perhaps even a shorter driving distance from Bellville and Lexington. We’re also talking about a rarity — a brand new museum that commemorates the life of a President of the United States.

The Warren G. Harding Presidential Library & Museum has been the focus of local, regional, and national attention before and after its recent opening. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trip: Shakespeare Under The Stars

1 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

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.

If you have never been to a presentation by The Actors’ Theatre at Schiller Park in Columbus’ German Village, you really will be in for a treat if you take this particular road trip. We at 1812Blockhouse have been there in years past, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The regular presentation of works of Shakespeare and other playwrights leads off this summer with an open air production of the great bard’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trip: Rock The Lock, Movies, And More

16 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, City of Akron Press Office

This summer, 1812Blockhouse is back to share with our readers suggestions for summer visits to unique attractions and events that are within a reasonably short drive of Richland County. We call this series, “Summer Road Trips.” Last year, we changed these regular posts to bring you details of outdoor and virtual experiences that could be enjoyed in times of pandemic. This year, we’re seeing many venues and events re-open, albeit with health and safety guidelines in place.

We have to emphasize that Richland County has a wealth of interesting places to visit, and we encourage our readers to do so. We bring you posts on those happenings and venues often.

Today, we’re looking just an hour or so to the east. More…

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History & Tourism

Cedar Point Gearing Up For A Full, Fun, Safe Summer

22 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

In the middle of each winter, we make an exception to our posting schedule to bring you a special “Summer Road Trip” to a place that generations of Richland Countians have known well and loved — Cedar Point Amusement Park.

Each winter, we post the Park’s look at new attractions and events for the coming season. Enjoy!

With the health and safety of guests and associates at its forefront, Cedar Point is excited to offer a full season of entertainment in 2021, including the celebration of its postponed 150th anniversary during the heart of the summer. Also returning are signature special events, a spectacular nighttime parade and party, a new family river adventure ride and chances to win the unprecedented Ticket of a Lifetime. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Johnny Appleseed Days

8 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year we have been 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.

Well, summer is technically over, but there are still fun festivals and events taking place within an easy drive of Richland County during these early days of fall. With a title like “Johnny Appleseed Days,” and given Johnny’s Richland County connections, we couldn’t resist sharing information about this weekend event in nearby Findlay. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Explore Ohio’s Appalachian Country

28 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio. Find it Here.

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.

As the season winds to a close, the opportunities for short distance travel still exist.

Today we look at a part of Ohio that takes almost no time to reach, but provides a unique experience for visitors.

As people look for ways to extend their summer travel, the next few weeks will be an ideal time to explore Appalachian Ohio. From the shores of Lake Erie to the banks of the Ohio River, Ohio’s Appalachian Country, which covers 32 of Ohio’s 88 counties, offers visitors incredible opportunities to travel close to home while staying safe during the pandemic. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Treasure Island Day

8 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

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.

Today, we’re talking about treasure. Got your attention?

No, we’re not talking about buccaneers and buried gold, although there is an island and what some might consider “treasure” involved. More…

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Summer Road Trips: Traditional Band Concert Features Mansfield Area Musicians

4 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

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 featured road trip is just about as close as you can possibly get, as the city of Galion actually extends into the southwest part of Richland County. It is also a rare opportunity to attend an old fashioned community band concert in this part of Ohio, one that showcases talent known to Richland County audiences. More…

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History & Tourism

Summer Road Trips: Encounter A Giraffe

31 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

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.

Here’s a question for you. How can you experience nature up close, while at the same time having limited human contact other than those with whom you arrived? For animal lovers during a pandemic, it can be the best of both worlds.

An Ohio staple for generations, the 65 acre African Safari Wildlife Park is open daily in Port Clinton, capacity permitting. Visitors who choose to remain in their cars at the Drive-Thru Safari can still have the opportunity to see a number of animal species that are not native to Ohio.  More…

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History & Tourism

100 Years Later; New Ohio Road Trip And Local Stories Profile Women Who Blazed Trails

20 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio. Find It Here.

Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which allowed universal suffrage regardless of sex.

To mark the occasion, we are first sharing a special “Summer Road Trip” which looks at a brand new Women in History Road Trip launched by Ohio. Find it Here. and then looking local at four Richland Roots posts by 1812Blockhouse that profile Richland County women who have made a difference.

In honor of major milestones in women’s history and the centennial of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote on August 18, 1920, Ohio. Find It Here. developed a Women in History Road Trip. Eight stops in eight different Ohio cities, both urban and rural, provide travelers and history buffs the opportunity to experience Ohio’s strong connection to the women’s suffrage movement. More…

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