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Mansfield Memorial Museum, Mansfield

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The Mansfield Memorial Museum, originally Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, is in downtown Mansfield, Ohio. It was founded in 1887 and opened to the public in 1889 as the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. The museum's collections include various exhibits including Native American artifacts, American Civil War memorabilia, and collections from Asia and Africa. The museum originally housed a library and theater. Oscar Cobb of Chicago designed the building. The building was built by noted architect F.F. Schnitzer, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Grand Army of the Republic has space upstairs in the building.
Elektro, an early robot, is part of the museum's collection.
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  • I had fun at this free museum full of an eclectic mix of unusual things. For examples, there were Electro the first robot and the stuffed chickens playing cards. If possible, talk to the curator...  more »
  • A very informative experience.Nice establishment clean and not crowded with a lot of junk. Difficult to locate as it is in the soldiers and sailors museum,all tho great parking across the street. The....  more »
  • So enjoyed our visit to the museum. The curator gave us a tour and shared many interesting facts about the exhibits. This is a treasure that many in our area may not know about. If you have an interest in area history and war history you should visit.
  • Quirky local museum with an eclectic combination of the many areas Mansfield touched upon. The old timey robot and old pop bottles gave it a real solid Fallout vibe. Worth a visit.

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