Ohio Open Doors – Richland County Events


Five Richland County historic places are participating in Ohio Open Doors this year. Brought to you by the Ohio History Connection. Ohio Open Doors is a statewide event in which local sponsors open historic buildings and landmarks s to the public for special tours and programs. Join us in honoring the history, design and stories of our historic place!

Ohio Genealogical Society Isaly Library: Family Heritage

Samuel Isaly Library at the Ohio Genealogical Society and its Hal West Archives will be open for free tours with access to all the major family history databases and a 60,000 volume library!

Fri.-Sat. Sept.14-15, 2018 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ohio Genealogical Society, 611 State Route 97 W, Bellville

Oak Hill Cottage: Afternoon Tea on the Wes Veranda

Afternoon tea will be served on the west veranda of Oak Hill Cottage. The French doors to the parlor that have been sealed closed for over 50 years will be opened for this event, allowing for the player piano to accompany our teatime, and literally making “open doors” part of the free event.

Sat. September 15 • 2 – 4 p.m.
Oak Hill Cottage, 310 Springmill St., Mansfield

The Blockhouse: Fall Colonial Fair

Entertainment, vendors, costumed craftspeople, and a beautiful setting for the 1812 Block House and newly restored Pioneer Cabin in Mansfield’s South Park invite visitors to step back into the early days of our state. Admission is free, family friendly, lunch available onsite.

Fri. – Sat. Sept. 8 – 9, 2018 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
South Park, 100 Brinkerhoff Ave., Mansfield

Malabar Farm: Arts & Artifact Tour

Learn about the arts and artifacts throughout Louis Bromfield’s Big House with foundation member, Tom Bachelder.

Sat., Sept. 8, 2018 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Malabar Farm State Park, 4050 Bromfield Rd., Lucas

Shiloh Area Historical Society: “Honoring Our Local Military Men & Women”

Open house to highlight Shiloh Area Historical Society’s military displays of uniforms, WWII memorabilia, some WWI, and the Civil War display. Walking tour to highlight exterior view of house believed to be part of the under – ground railroad system, Freedom Monument, and interior of museum’s military displays. Efforts to coordinate with town’s American Legion Post to be on hand during open house for Q & A are being pursued.

Sun. Sept. 16, 2018 • 1 – 3 p.m.
Shiloh Area Historical Society, 18 W. Main St., Shiloh

Other Ohio Open Doors events, Sept. 7 – 16 2018 around the county and state can be located on the Ohio History Connection Open Doors Calendar