History Comes Alive At Mansfield's South Park

  • 10/6/2019 1:26:43 PM
  • Ingrid Schmidt
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH- Richland County history came to life at the block house this weekend thanks to the Richland Early American Center for History, or REACH.

Program Director Jack Johnson said that two day event featured a variety of fun ways for the community to learn about area history.

"We have 18th Century reenactors that are camped in the park and we do demonstrations for the public.  We have individuals that do talks on historic figures. We do musket demonstrations, cannon firing and it's just two days of history fun for the public," Johnson said.

The event also featured a bagpiper and many different displays inside of the newly constructed log cabin.  The cabin was constructed by volunteer REACH members.

"The biggest thing is that the public can go into our newly built cabin.  They'll be able to see cooking in our 18th Century hearth," Johnson said.

Johnson said that this year's event had a strong turnout of people looking to learn more about the history of Richland County.

"Richland County was very important in the forming of our country and we have a lot of history in Richland County," Johnson said.  "A lot of people know a lot about Richland County history and others don't know much at all so this gives them a taste of what it was like to live in this part of the country 200 or 230 years ago."

For more information about REACH, check out their Facebook page or head to their website: http://1812blockhouse.com/tag/richland-early-american-center-for-history/

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