- Destination Mansfield – Richland County


August 29, 2014

Ashland University (Schar College of Education Building, Ronk Lecture Hall)
9:00-10:00am.  Schar Education Building, 340 Samaritan Ave., Ashland (parking in lots on College Blvd. or College Ave.)
"Redemption through the Feminine in The Shawshank Redemption, or Why Rita Hayworth Belongs in the Title."
Free and open to the public.  Presented by Professor Tony Magistrale, University of Vermont.

The Shawshank Redemption revolves around men in prison. And while there are only three or four "living females" who appear in this film, women in The Shawshank Redemption, particularly through their artistic representation, are inextricably connected to Andy Dufresne's quest for redemption. Dr. Magistrale is Stephen King's research consultant and a personal friend of King's!  45 min. talk with time for questions. Photo credit: Dawn Pelkey, 1999.

Ohio State Reformatory (Shawshank State Prison)
10:00-4:00pm, Mansfield

Self-guided tours: Cost- $9.00 per person, $5.00 extra for Audio tour, $7.00 for ages 7-17, seniors and military. 

Pugh Cabin at Malabar Farm (Opening Scene)
10:00-4:00pm, Mansfield

Wagon tours to Pugh Cabin and will continue past the Shawshank Oak Tree from 10:00am-4:00pm.  Malabar Farm house tours at 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm.  Wagon ride cost- $2.00 per person.  House tour cost- $4.00 adults, $3.60 seniors, $2.00 ages 6-18, free 6 and under.

Bissman Building (Brewer Hotel and Portland Daily Bugle)
10:00-5:00pm, Mansfield
See where the Brewer Hotel and Portland Daily Bugle scenes were filmed. Donations suggested and go towards restoration of the building.

The Shawshank Oak Tree
10:00-5:00pm, Mansfield
Drive-by.  The tree is best viewed on Malabar Farm's property located across the road from the tree.

Crosby Advisory Group, LLC. (Maine National Bank)
10:00-5:00pm, Ashland

Self-guided tours of Crosby Advisory Group, LLC.

Wyandot County Courthouse (Andy's Trial)
10:00-5:00pm, Upper Sandusky

General tours of the Wyandot County Courthouse.  Donations suggested.

Carrousel Antiques (Pawn Shop Window)
10:00-5:00pm, Mansfield
Open for antique shopping.

Revivals 2 Thrift Store (Trailways Bus Station)
10:00-7:00pm, Ashland                                                                                                                     
Self-guided tours of Revivals 2 Thrift Store.

Pugh Cabin at Malabar Farm (Opening Scene)
1:00-3:00pm, Mansfield. Autographs!
Meet Scott Mann who played Glenn Quentin, the golf professional and lover of Linda Dufresne, at Pugh Cabin.  Also meet Renee Blaine, who played Linda Dufresne, Tim Robbins' wife.

Hostelling International- Malabar Farm
2:00-3:00pm, Mansfield
Get an insider's view of the filming of Shawshank Redemption!  Mark Jordan, Playwright and Manager of Hostelling International-Malabar Farm, invites you to join him at the hostel to hear stories of his experience as an extra in the film. You'll also have the chance to learn about the historic hostel, and the history of the farm itself. Cookies and lemonade provided.  Free!  Click HERE for the flyer.

Shawshank Woodshop (Prison workshop)
4:00-10:00pm, Upper Sandusky

Tours of the Shawshank Woodshop and Museum.  Period furniture, fashion display and period automobiles. Donations suggested.

Pump House Grille Restaurant
4:30pm-8:00pm, Ashland

While traveling The Shawshank Trail, enjoy the Chain Gang Buffet menu. Only 1/2 block from the Trailways Bus Station and 4 blocks from the Maine National Bank in Ashland!  View menu HERE.

Renaissance Theatre (Panel Discussion & Premiere of The Shawshank Redemption)
6:00-10:00pm, Mansfield

6:00pm Come early for the Panel Discussion at the Renaissance Theatre featuring Bob Gunton (Warden Norton), Eve Lapolla (former Director Ohio Film Commission), Ernie Malik (film's publicity coordinator) and Dr. Tony Magistrale (Stephen King's research consultant and personal friend).  

7:00pm "The Shawshank Redemption" movie showing! Movie to be introduced by Bob Gunton! General Admission Seating.   Autographs after the show with Scott Mann, Renee Blaine, Jim Kisicki and Frank Medrano!  Cash concessions available.  Cost:  $10.00 per ticket, plus $3.00 online processing fee per person.  Buy Tickets HERE.  

Bissman Building (Brewer Hotel and Portland Daily Bugle)
8:30-?, Mansfield
Ghost Walk at the Haunted Bissman Building! $10 per person (cash/credit card at the door). A Ghost Walk of the Brewer Hotel and Portland Daily Bugle. Park across the street from the building. Doors open- 8:30pm, Walk- 9:00pm. Proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of the Brewer Hotel/Portland Daily Bugle! Kids under 18 may attend with parent(s). Photos and video recording welcome! Bring flashlights and sturdy walking shoes! Limited edition t-shirts available!

Snyder & Hagerman Roads in Bellville, OH (Road to Buxton)
Available anytime to drive by.  Bellville (Mansfield/Richland County area)

Red's Bus Ride on Rt. 95 in Bellville, OH (Bus to Fort Hancock, TX)
Available anytime to drive by.  Bellville (Mansfield/Richland County area)

Brooks' Bench (Waiting for Jake)
Available anytime to sit on the bench.  Mansfield.


The Shawshank Trail
Renaissance Performing Arts
Charles Mill & Pleasant Hill Marinas
Oak Park Tavern
Pumpkin Seed Bulk Food
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