The Mansfield Memorial Museum

Hours : Closed for the Winter Season will reopen March 2020. 
34 Park Avenue West, Mansfield, OH  44902 

Additional Collections


Please use the link below for information on additional collections

  • Regional industrial history including Tappan, Westinghouse, Ohio Brass, Dominion Electric and New Method Stove to name a few.
  • Regional art and music. 

ELEKTRO the Robot


ELEKTRO the robot, created in Mansfield's Westinghouse plant between 1937 & 1939. ELEKTRO after headlining at the Worlds Fair in New York led an adventurous life around the country before returning to his hometown.

Natural History 


As a collector for many national museums, Edward Wilkinson seeded the museum with a collection of natural history.  Featuring native medicinal plants, mammals, fish and insects from Ohio and a Africa. The collection also includes original trees planted by John Chapman - Johnny Appleseed.

Featured Collections



The Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building was built as a  meeting hall for the (GAR) Grand Army of the Republic. It is the first Memorial Building to be built in Ohio. Originally the third floor was designated as a museum to house Civil War  artifacts and historical items. The military collection has grown to house over 600 model planes, 400 model armored vehicles, uniforms from all American wars, preserving our local military artifacts for future generations. 

The Westinghouse Robot of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair.

The Mansfield Memorial Museum exists to honor, preserve, and share the rich history of Mansfield.

We value community input and contributions! 

Please email us through the contact page, or call Curator Scott Schaut at 419.525.2491.

The Mansfield Memorial Museum, established in 1889, is the oldest museum in Richland County.  Founded by Edward Wilkinson who, as an avid collector of specimens and artifacts for the Smithsonian Institute, Carnegie Natural History Museum and Peabody Field Museum, established a varied and extensive collection from which the museum has continued to grow.  Featuring multiple collections including all major wars, natural history, repository for many public documents from Richland County and the City of Mansfield and the Industrial History of Mansfield including Westinghouse's home of the future and the oldest American robot ELEKTRO as featured in the Worlds Fair 1937-38 in New York.  The Mansfield Memorial Museum invites you to visit and share in the rich history that is North Central Ohio.

We need you to help us grow!

 Permanent Home of ELEKTRO the Westinghouse Robot of the 1939-1940 New York World's Fair.

Currently looking for collections and information on area bottlers and Brewers

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