“The Shawshank Experience” Book Talk

Dr. Maura Grady will read from her book The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World’s Favorite Movie on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 4:00 p.m. in Ronk Lecture Hall, Schar College of Education at Ashland University. The book features an in-depth analysis of the world’s most popular movie, The Shawshank Redemption, delving into issues such as: the…

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Shawshank Experience Provides Educational Opportunities

The influence of Shawshank does not stop at monetary value. The book, the film, the trail and the history of the area provide ample learning opportunities for anyone willing to start the journey. The scope of the Shawshank experience covers diverse ground, from literary and film analysis, to its historical and cultural impacts. ...

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Memories and the Future of The Shawshank Tree

If a tree falls in the middle of an Ohio field and no one hears it, does it matter?It does if it is the Tree of Hope from Shawshank Redemption. This post shares the great images from the friends and fans of the movie Shawshank Redemption and the Shawhank Trail in Ohio....

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New Shawshank Trail Website Immerses Fans in Movie Experience

The Mansfield/Richland County Convention & Visitors Bureau launched a new Shawshank Trail website. The new website includes beautiful pictures, a comprehensive “frequently asked questions” page, videos and podcasts about the filming locations and soon a download link to a newly designed and reformatted Shawshank Trail guide. Movie aficionados, tourists or locals looking for an authentic movie experience should look no further than www.ShawshankTrail.com....

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Couple Got Engaged on The Shawshank Trail

On a visit to see my parents about 20 years ago, they had The Shawshank Redemption playing on their television. I hadn’t even heard of the movie. Forrest Gump was the big deal at the time. As I stood at my parent’s door watching this movie, never even sitting down, Shawshank Redemption became my favorite instantly. This movie had it all to me, the music, cast of characters, plot and great friendship, to me these things make the movie real. Little did I realize that I’d propose to my girlfriend as we traveled The Shawshank Trail in Mansfield, Ohio....

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Shawshank Fan Shares Memories from Shawshank Reunion

Emily Pugh is a huge fan of the movie The Shawshank Redemption and traveled from Texas to experience last’s year’s Shawshank 20-Year Reunion in Mansfield, Ohio. She shared her memories from that visit and explained how it was one of her best weekends ever. Needless to say, she’s excited to come back this year for the Shawshank 20th Anniversary. See her story...

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Shawshank and NASCAR – That\’s what Mansfield Does!

NASCAR is returning to Ohio in 2013! With a NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series race at Eldora Speedway July 23-24 and a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course August 16-17, the nation’s top motorsports league is back in Ohio for the first time in five years....

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