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4/7/15 -- One hundred fifty years ago, this week brought both great joy and great sorrow throughout the nation. Ron Gorman's latest blog post is about local reaction to the end of the Civil War and the assassination of President Lincoln.

The Lincoln Assassination: 150 Years Ago Read More ...

1/28/15 -- May 16 (Saturday, 2 - 5 p.m.) Docent Training for One Step More: A Walking Tour of Women's History in Oberlin. Learn how to present stories (in the format of a 75-minute walking tour) about powerful 19th and early 20th century Oberlin women who helped shape what it meant to be a woman in a small town and across America. Read More ...

1/28/15 -- Commencement / Reunion / Memorial Day Weekend May 23-24 (Saturday and Sunday, various times). The Oberlin Heritage Center offers a number of different options for guided tours and themed history walks throughout the weekend. Read More ...

1/30/15 -- Summer / Fall History Walks
Join us for Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday History Walk this summer and early fall. Reservations are required for all history walks so don't wait - Register online or by visiting the Oberlin Heritage Center. Read More ...

1/28/15 -- May 27 (Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.) From Civil War to Civil Rights: Stories from the Oberlin Oral History Project. Oberlin's roots in abolitionism in the 19th century affected the views of its residents well into the 20th century as the nation fought for racial justice through prayer, moral reasoning, politics and even violence. Sharing stories from Oberlin's Oral History Project, Geni Poporad Vanek will trace the changes in attitudes from idealism after the Civil War to discrimination during the ‘30s and ‘40s and back to the idealism of the ‘60s in the "town that started the Civil War." Vanek, an OHC Honorary Trustee, is the author of the Heritage Center's oral-history-based publication Bonnets to Boardrooms: Women's Stories from a Historic College Town. Free and open to the public. Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium. Read More ...

1/28/15 -- June 10 (Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.) Local Stories of Quarry Life. The history of Lorain County quarrying is presented in this illustrated program by James Hieb, Executive Vice President/CEO of the Marble Institute of America (Oberlin, Ohio). Jim is the author of Sandstone Center of the World: Images and Stories of Quarrying Life in Amherst, South Amherst, and Lorain County, Ohio which documents 160 years of quarry life in the region. He has researched quarry history and collected stories for many years from retired quarry workers, including Foyster Matlock, grandfather of Hieb's wife, Christa. Read More ...

1/30/15 -- June 13 (Saturday, all day) Juneteenth. A community-wide tradition commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The Oberlin Heritage Center will participate along with many other area organizations hosting booths along Tappan Square. For more information, visit www.juneteenthoberlin.com. Read More ...

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Date Title
1/28/15 Jun 20 - Oberlin Chalk Walk
4/15/15 July 27-31 Summer Camp: Oberlin Changed The World
4/15/15 Aug 3-7 Summer Camp: Architecture
1/28/15 Aug 8 - Family Fun Fair
4/15/15 Aug 10-14 Summer Camp: Artists in Their Time