American Nostalgia

June 4, 2008

Meet Elektro, the world’s first robot made famous in movies and at the 1939 World’s Fair. Ride the first hand-carved wooden carousel at the Richland Carrousel Park. Then, shop in unique shops as you tour the Historic Carrousel District. Be sure to tour Carrousel Magic! and see the age-old craft of hand carving wooden carrousel animals at its best. 
 
Tour historic Malabar Farm State Park and hear the extraordinary story of Louis Bromfield and how he and his Hollywood chums escaped the celebrity scene in the hills of Ohio. (Find out why Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married here!) Visit the Historic Ohio State Reformatory for a most unusual tour. 
 
Tour the Victorian Brownella Cottage and the Gothic Oak Hill Cottage for a taste of turn-of-the-century life. Oak Hill’s ornate architecture is renowned as the finest example of a Gothic residence in the US
 
The Richland County Museum in Mansfield chronicle local history with a look at agricultural and industrial life in the region. 
 
The history of fire fighting comes alive at the Mansfield Fire Museum. And the Ohio Genealogical Society Library offers visitor the opportunity to research their own Ohio roots.

Don't go away hungry!  See bundt cakes being hand made at the Eatmor Bundt Company with unique styles and flavors that are guaranteed to bring back warm memories.
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