Richland Early American Center For History

A non-profit organization for the preservation, and education of local Richland County and Ohio early history located in South Park in Mansfield, Ohio

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Our 18th Century Village

A small settlement village and center for the preservation of and education in early American life and history. Located within South Park, 100 Brinkerhoff Ave., Mansfield, Ohio

Petersburg Cabin

A pre-civil war made of hand hewed logs. The cabin is dated early 1800’s (around 1808) and it was originally located on a knoll opposite Petersburg Lake, and it was later relocated to the town of Mifflin. Ohio.

Mansfield Blockhouse

The blockhouse built in 1812 and is one of two that were originally located in Central Park in Mansfield, Ohio. It was built to provide protection from possible Indian attack during the War of 1812. From 1813 to 1816 it functioned as Richland County's first courthouse. This building is a commemorative structure built in the fall of 1906 for the 1908 Mansfield Centennial Exhibition.

Hawks Nest Forge & Cooperage

An early 1800’s period blacksmith and woodworking shop completed in September 2021

Our Events

By hosting events and making the buildings open to the general public, we will preserve, demonstrate, and showcase what life might have been like during the late 18th and early 19th century in this area.

Spring RichHistory Weekend - May

Open House in May in connection with RichHistory Alliance Weekend

Colonial Days Weekend - June

The Richland Early American Center for History invites you to discover life in early America during the 18th and 19th Century from living historical reenactors. This is a juried event.

American Heritage Days - October 1st & 2nd, 2022

The Richland Early American Center for History invites you to discover life in early America during the 18th and 19th Century from living historical reenactors. This is a juried event.

Contact Us

We are located at:
100 Brinkerhoff Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
Email: Reachistory@gmail.com

Dates/Hours for 2022 Summer:
Jun 23rd & 24th - 1pm to 3pm
Jul 9th & 10th - 1pm to 3pm
Jul 23rd & 24th - 1pm to 3pm
Aug 13th & 14th - 1pm to 3pm
Aug 27th & 28th - 1pm to 3pm

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