The next time you consider a visit to Mansfield’s gem of a public garden, Kingwood Center Gardens, why not do some touring as well?
Kingwood offers three tours designed to interest history and garden lovers alike.
Tours of the main house, Kingwood Hall, have been going on since the fall of 1953. The house was the home of industrialist Charles Kelly King, who left a $3 million trust fund to transform Kingwood into a “…public garden and park to promote interests in horticulture, literature, music, and fine arts for residents of Mansfield and surrounding areas.” More…
Visitors to Kingwood Center Gardens are often intrigued by the stately home sitting across Park Avenue West, a large home which has remained unoccupied for many years.
Owned by Kingwood Center, the Townsend House will be open for a tour on August 27 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Tours are $3 for members and $10 for non-members.
The Townsend House, constructed in 1930, was the home of Edwin Oliver and May Tucker Townsend. Originally from southern Ohio, was a businessman and bank executive. As his 1945 obituary notes, his primary hobby and passion was traveling; the same year that the house was constructed, the family went on an around the world excursion.
Reservations are required for the Townsend House Tour, and may be made at this online location.
By: 1812Blockhouse Staff
What is the St. Lawrence Divide, you ask?
It’s something that Richland County farmers, and those who interface with any of the county’s numerous waterways, know very well.
The St. Lawrence Divide impacts Richland County in two primary locations. One is largely in Sandusky Township just east of Crestline, and the other is a line across the northernmost reaches of the county. Both are a part of this geological feature, one of six continental divides in the country. More…
We bet they had fun coming up with the name of this event!
The OSU Mansfield College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science invites you to bring the family to their February 29th Syrup and Salamanders event, and it will all make sense. The faculty, staff, and extension educators are working with the campus to manage its 600+ acres of woodlands, which means that they have lots of land to explore. More…
This December Oak Hill Cottage will once again present its special Christmas offering in which the Cottage becomes a scene of chaos as former inhabitants from ages past are pressed into service as tour guides. More…