Preserving Our Past !

Bicentennial

Dedication of the historical fire bell.

Fire Bell

  • Many years ago Mansfield Firemen were called to duty by a large fire bell in the fire tower. Originally they were volunteers and had to be summoned from their homes. The large bell could be heard from all over town. When a new fire station was built in 1925, the bell was removed from the old station and placed in Central Park. It remained there until October of 1993 when it was moved to the Museum.  This bell had a prominent day in 1945. It is reported that on V-J Day, September 2nd, it was tolled for hours and hours to celebrate the victory over Japan in World War II. The clapper of the bell was removed  sometime after that as a result of mischievous persons ringing it at all  hours of the night.

Displays for Today's Firefighters

Browse through the many pictures of fires in Mansfield, fire trucks,firefighters and the displays of firefighting equipment from the past.

Authentic Soda Fountain

Re-visit Mansfield's Downtown from days past.

Be a Kid Again

Check out our candy counter that is sure to brig back memories from your childhood.

Big Trucks

Explore our vast collection of Fire Trucks and firefighting equipment.