Maintain: The cornerstone, laid in 1886, is on display, and we provide yearly maintenance to the original facility opened in 1896.
Restore: Our 5 year Master Plan guides our renovation crews on the areas of the building which need restoration first.
Preserve: We pro-actively protect both existing and restored architectural elements at the Reformatory.
Showcase: We display the magnificent Levi T. Scofield creation through public tours and private rentals.
The old Ohio State Reformatory is now being transformed into a museum and tour facility to increase the cultural, social, and economic life of Mansfield, Ohio. We are open in the summer for tours and money raised through donations, gift shop purchases, and rentals go directly into the restoration of the building and stabilization of the structure (preventative maintenance). In-Kind architectural services, preservation and oversight provided by The Seckel Group Ltd., AIA
Ever since 1995 when the Mansfield Reformatory Preservation Society was formed, the primary goal has been to stabilize the building against further deterioration. Much has been done in this area . . . much has yet to be done. This project will take time, effort, and money, all of which were again put forth in 1998-2003. Many thanks to the volunteers, financial donors, and the local business community.