As the second annual RichHistory Weekend draws near on May 5th and 6th , museums and historical sites in Lucas, Lexington, Shelby, Plymouth, Shiloh, and Mansfield are getting ready.
A dozen sites, large and small, are participating this year. Malabar Farm offers the largest variety of events and activities. Nearby in Lucas, the local Lucas Area Historical Society will be set up in the Lucas Community Center. The Ohio Genealogical Society’s library will be open on the 5th offering free family research assistance. At Lexington, the Richland County Museum opens its doors and kicks off a season celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the 1918 Armistice.
In Mansfield, Richland Early American Center for History, REACH, will be offering activities in and around their headquarters at the Blockhouse in South Park. Kingwood Center Gardens offers a new event this year, a Director’s Tour, twice each day of the weekend. Downtown Mansfield Inc. repeats their hugely popular Secret City Tour on the 5th .
Also in Mansfield, Oak Hill Cottage and its Carriage House will be open with audio tours and more. St. Luke’s Point of Grace offers Food and Festival with a 1918 theme. Either of the weekend afternoons will be a good time to tour the county’s northern town museums at Shelby, Shiloh, and Plymouth.
Even if you have already picked up a copy of the weekend schedule, you’ll find further details on the richhistory.org website or on the richhistory app, downloadable at the Play Store for Android or at iTunes for the iPhone. No sign-up, registration, or strings attached.
RichHistory Weekend is a great way to discover some of Richland County’s varied history resources, become acquainted with dedicated volunteers you may want to join and support, and to Find Your History!