Year-Round Upstairs/Downstairs Guided Tours

A reminder that even though it might be cold outside, the Oberlin Heritage Center offers year-round Upstairs/Downstairs Guided Tours. Learn about the lifestyles and enjoy the architecture of historic Oberlin through an exploration of three beautifully preserved buildings that tell the unique, nationally significant story of the community and college in Oberlin from their beginning in 1833 until the 1930s. Learn about Oberlin's founding as a Christian Perfectionist colony, women attending college, African American education, abolition and the Underground Railroad, aluminum history, decorative arts, the Progressive Era, student life, and more. Full Story

New Main Street Kiosk Display

If you find your way downtown in the near future, come see our new kiosk display! In honor of November being NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, our display discusses Oberlin's appearances in fiction. Full Story

Dec 08 - Ansku: American in Suomi

(Tuesday, 12/08 at 7:15 p.m.)  Ansku: American in Suomi.  Oberlin Heritage Center volunteer extraordinaire Annalee Sekulic, a senior at Western Reserve High School, spent the past school year abroad in Finland through the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  Annalee, or Ansku as she was called in Finland, will give an illustrated presentation about her foreign adventures, which included exploring museums, learning Finnish, volunteering in an elementary school, increasing her coffee intake, taking saunas, meeting natives and fellow exchange students, and falling in love with Finland.  Location:  Kendal at Oberlin’s Heiser Auditorium. Full Story

Also Inside

Jan 16 - Great City, Great War: Oberlin’s Response to World War I
Jan 20 - Great City, Great War: Oberlin’s Response to World War I
New Digital Tour of Downtown Oberlin