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In 2024, the Johnny Appleseed Historic Byway will celebrate the 250th birthday of John “Appleseed” Chapman with a series of events that will highlight the attractions and activities that the byway offers to travelers. These include the Loudonville log cabin, Malabar Farm State Park, local parks, South Park’s Pioneer Log Cabin, Blacksmith, Woodworking Cabins, and the Mansfield Blockhouse, among others.

Traveling Exhibit Locations

The Johnny Appleseed Traveling Exhibit coincides with Arbor Day apple tree planting, and runs until March 2025, marking the anniversary of his death.  The exhibit showcases Johnny Appleseed’s love of nature and apples, his contributions to the development of the region, and his enduring influence on American culture and folklore.  Find the exhibit at these events!

March 11–April 21 at the Mansfield Richland County Public Library.

April 19–May 12 at Kingwood Center Gardens

April 26- December 31, 2024
The Johnny Appleseed Educational Center and Museum
518 College Way
Urbana, OH 43078      PH: (937) 206-0915
Grand Re-Opening April 27, 2024
Visit the website or call for exhibit hours

May 1- June 1, 2024
City of Mansfield Municipal Building
30 North Diamond Street
Mansfield, OH 44902   PH: (419) 755-9628
3rd Floor Lobby during regular business hours

May 21, 2024
City of Mansfield -Parks & Recreation
Main Street – Central Park at Appleseed Historical Marker
Mansfield, OH 44902   PH: (419) 755-9628
Central Park Pop-Up display 11 am- 2 pm (weather permitting)

May 31-October 6, 2024
The Cleo Redd Fisher Museum
203 East Main Street
Loudonville OH 44842   PH: (419) 994-4050
Visit the website or call for exhibit hours with Special hours during the Street Fair

June 3-July 31, 2024
Buckeye Imagination Museum
175 W 3rd Street
Mansfield, OH 44903    PH: (419) 522-2332
Exhibit open during normal hours

July 26 & July 27, 2024
Shiloh Area Historical Society
18 W. Main Street
Shiloh, OH  44878   PH:520-481-4382
Shiloh Ox Roast Exhibit Open: 11 am-5 pm

August 2- August 30, 2024
Richland County Park District- Gorman Nature Center
2295 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, OH 44906     PH: (419) 884-3764
Mansfield, OH 44902
Exhibit open during normal hours

September 20-October 13, 2024
The Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus
Bromfield Library & Information Commons
1660 University Drive
Mansfield, OH 44906   PH: (419) 755-4331
Exhibit open during regular business hours.

September 28 & 29, 2024- Ohio Heritage Days
Malabar Farm State Park 
4050 Bromfield Road
Lucas, OH 44843     PH: 419-892-2784
Location Ceely Rose House 10 am-4 pm
Apple cider pressing demonstration -free samples
Sponsored by the Malabar Farm Foundation

Events Along Byway