Feb 1 - Fannie Bailey, Oberlin and the Civil War - CANCELED

This program has been cancelled due to expected bad weather and poor driving conditions.

On Tuesday, February 1 at 7:15 p.m. at Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium, the Oberlin Heritage Center welcomes Dr. Kelly D. Selby, a Walsh University assistant professor of history, discussing the Oberlin home front during the Civil War through a look into the personal journal kept by Fannie White Bailey.  Mrs. Bailey was the wife of an Oberlin harness and saddle maker, and she lived in Oberlin while keeping this diary in the 1850s and 1860s.  Bailey's journal provides a glimpse into the daily events of her life and those of her community and also illuminates the complex and diverse nature of how the Civil War altered Ohioans' lives at that time.  Selby's illustrated presentation is one of many upcoming Civil War sesquicentennial (2011-2015) activities happening around the state.  This event is free and open to the public.  The Heritage Center originally planned this presentation for December, but due to inclement weather the program was postponed and rescheduled for this new date.  Please join us!


Press Release - Fannie Bailey, Oberlin, and the Civil War