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1/28/15 -- March 14 (Saturday, 1-4 p.m.) Docent Training for Freedom's Friends History Walk. Learn about Oberlin's role in the history of abolition and the Underground Railroad and how to present it in the format of a 75-minute walking tour. Read More ...

1/10/15 -- March 23-24 (Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
How do we know what we know about the past? We'll learn together how archaeologists use artifacts, the landscape, science, and stories to figure out just how humans lived (and died) in the past. In this two-day camp we'll explore some tools of the trade, piece together a story based on placed objects, carefully dig into a mini mock excavation, and discuss some of the most famous archaeological investigations, from Native American mounds in Ohio to the buried city of Pompeii. Read More ...

1/10/15 -- March 25-26 (Wednesday and Thursday), 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Join us for a lively hop around the globe as we explore a variety of different cultures through games, hands-on activities, photographs, and cooking. A few of the lands and traditions we will sample include Colombia, Pacific Islands, East Asia, and New Orleans Mardi Gras. Read More ...

1/28/15 -- March 26 (Thursday, 7:15 p.m.) An Evening with Antoinette Brown Blackwell. In celebration of Women's History Month, Oberlin native Beth Marshall brings to life Antoinette Brown Blackwell (1825-1921), who studied theology at Oberlin College and became the first woman to be ordained a minister of a recognized denomination in the United States. Last fall, an Ohio Historical Marker was dedicated in Oberlin in recognition of Blackwell's achievements. Ms. Marshall is the senior pastor at First Unitarian Church in Toledo. The event is co-sponsored with the Kendal Third Thursday Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium. Read More ...

1/28/15 -- March 29 (Sunday, 2 p.m.) Women's History Month Special Event! One Step More: A Walking Tour of Women's History in Oberlin. Inspired by the 1834 pledge made by Oberlin "founding father" John J. Shipherd to "elevate the female character" through education, this 75-minute tour acquaints you with stories of powerful 19th and early 20th century Oberlin women. Hear how they used Shipherd's promise to shape what it meant to be a woman in Oberlin and in the United States. Registration needed; $6 for adults; free to OHC members, college students and children accompanied by adults (most likely enjoyed by ages 9 and up). Please register in advance even if you are eligible for a free history walk. Read More ...

1/28/15 -- April 1 (Wednesday, 5 - 8:30 p.m.) OHC Annual Meeting and Dinner. Gather with OHC's members and friends for dinner and an enlightening program by OHC's Liz Schultz (Museum Education and Tour Coordinator) and Ron Gorman (volunteer docent and researcher) presenting "Old Secrets/New Stories of Oberlin's Underground Railroad." Read More ...

1/28/15 -- April (various dates/times)  - Volunteers needed for New Tablet Tour Test Runs (current OHC members only). Read More ...

Also Inside

Date Title
1/28/15 Apr 21 - The History of Case Western Reserve University
1/28/15 May - NEW Self-guided History Tours
1/28/15 May 16 - Docent Training for One Step More: Oberlin Women History Walk
1/28/15 May 23 - 24 Commencement/Reunion/Memorial Weekend Tours
1/30/15 Summer / Fall History Walks
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