Aug 10 - Mapping the Past: Using HistoryForge to Understand Life in Oberlin in 1910
August 10 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) Mapping the Past: Using HistoryForge to Understand Life in Oberlin in 1910
Have you ever wondered what life was like in Oberlin in 1910? What were Oberlinians doing day to day? What type of jobs did they have? What were the big issues that had people talking? Learn answers to these questions and more as Ohio History Service Corps member Marissa Hamm paints a picture of Oberlin in 1910 in a 45-minute virtual presentation. Marissa will discuss her research sources, including census data from 1910 that OHC volunteers have been uploading to the new online tool HistoryForge.
HistoryForge is an interactive database that maps information from censuses onto historical map layers. The Oberlin Heritage Center is a participating partner so residents and historians can use the powerful search engine to explore the buildings, neighborhoods, individuals, and families of early 20th-century Oberlin. HistoryForge is being generously supported by a two-year grant for Public Engagement with Historical Records from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives (NARA). Want to check out the database beforehand? Click here. (Can’t find someone in the database yet? Don’t worry, we’re still uploading data.)
Click here to register for this free program