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11/13/14 -- Oberlin's own John W. Steele distinguished himself in a variety of ways in the nineteenth century, including bucking some of Oberlin's traditions, becoming a civic leader, and earning the Medal of Honor during the Civil War.  Read Ron Gorman's latest blog post to learn more about this colorful character.

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8/21/14 -- November 25 (Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.) Sharing Stories from Overseas Being part of a college community offers many opportunities to learn more about people and places around the world - without ever leaving home. This evening, several Heritage Center college student interns take turns acquainting us with their international roots and studies abroad. Among those featured are Hanna Van Reed, a history major from the Philadelphia area, who recently spent a semester studying at Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge in England, and Rand Zalzala, an architecture major from Baghdad, attending Oberlin College with the help of the Iraqi Student Project (ISP), which enables Iraqis to study in American colleges and then take their skills back to help in the rebuilding of Iraqi society. Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium. Read More ...

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8/21/14 -- December 6 and 13 (Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.)  Kids Winter Fun Day. Kids, want to have fun making crafts, playing games, and enjoying music and cartoons of the season? Parents, need a few extra hours to finish shopping, wrapping or baking? Then, this Fun Day is for both of you! Parents can drop off children ages 5-12 at anytime during the activities. Kids who will be with us morning and afternoon should bring a bag lunch for noon. Fee: $4/hour/child; $3/hour/child for multiple siblings. Cash or check payment will be due at time of pick-up. An adult educator and assistants will be present at all times. To sign up, call the Heritage Center at (440) 774-1700 with (1) the name/age of child(ren), (2) approximate time of drop off/pick-up, and (3) your phone number. Location: Oberlin Depot. Read More ...

8/21/14 -- December 9 (Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.) How does the Allen fit within the context of American master architect Cass Gilbert's career? Patricia Murphy, executive director of the Oberlin Heritage Center, presents a brief biographical sketch of Gilbert (1859-1934), showcases some of his better and lesser known works, and provides a glimpse at Gilbert's ambitious and not entirely realized plans for Oberlin. This "Tea Talk" is sponsored by the Allen Memorial Art Museum with the Oberlin Heritage Center. Location: AMAM East Gallery. Read More ...

8/21/14 -- December 17 (Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.) OHC's Museum Education and Tour Coordinator Liz Schultz discusses What's New in History Museums and Historic Sites Leadership with a review of trends in museum technology and interpretation methods, as well as public history's changing role in education and communities. Liz's presentation is based on her recent experience attending "Developing History Leaders @ SHA" (Seminar for Historical Administration), the preeminent training course that takes place every autumn in Indianapolis, which is sponsored by the American Alliance of Museums, the National Park Service and others. Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium. Read More ...