Events By On August 26, 2014

Shawshank Redemption’s 20th Anniversary

The Ohio State Reformatory, also referred to as the Mansfield Reformatory, is a historic prison located in Mansfield, Ohio. Constructed between 1886 and 1896, it remained in operation until a 1990 federal court order required it to be closed. The facility is best known for its role in the Shawshank Redemption.

The 20th anniversary of Shawshank Redemption’s debut is planned for this weekend, from August 29 until the 31, with events and tours taking place in Mansfield, Ashland and Upper Sandusky, Ohio!

Events By On April 25, 2012

Mansfield, Ohio’s Forbidden City Tour

Downtown Mansfield, OhioPreservation OhioIn honor of Preservation month, Downtown Mansfield, Inc. and Preservation Ohio have teamed up to show the city’s historic past with the Forbidden City Tour. The event includes a self guided tour of five buildings:

  • Second floor of City Grille
  • Second floor above City News
  • City Mills Building
  • Eagles Building
  • Charles Schroer Mortuary Building

The cost is $20 per person and can be purchased prior or on the day of the event. The Forbidden City Tour is May 5 from 1 PM to 5 PM.

Events By On April 24, 2012

Tour the Old San Francisco Armory

San Francisco Armory

Tour the historic San Francisco, California Armory for just $28 for two, now listed on Groupon. Constructed in 1914, the 220,000 square-foot armory hosted the National Guard until 1973 and then remained vacant for three decades. It was purchased in 2007 and then subsequently rehabilitated for adult film sets by Peter Acworth, owner of

Events By On April 23, 2012

Tour the Indianapolis Catacombs

Indianapolis City MarketTo be offered beginning in June, the Indianapolis, Indiana Catacomb tours will take the public beneath City Market into mostly unknown catacombs that date to 1886. The cavernous walkways, featuring brick archways and columns of limestone, encompass more than 20,000 square feet and were part of Tomlinson Hall, a structure along Market Street that burned in 1958.

Events By On October 1, 2009

Lost Worlds

“Whether it’s disused factory buildings sitting vacant all across Hamilton County or the destruction wrought by the riots of the late 1960s on inner-city neighborhoods, there is still something to be gained from focusing an artistic eye on such losses.”