History comes alive this weekend at Mansfield's South Park, events organized by the Richland Early American Center for History, a group of local history lovers and volunteers. "Colonial Days" takes place today and Sunday in the park along Brinkerhoff Avenue, including re-enactors setting up camp in authentic period dress. Demonstrations include cross cutting, rope making, shingle making, blacksmithing and cooking. One highlight comes when British and Continental military re-enactors engage in skirmishes twice each day. 

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