July 8 - Virtual Annual Meeting

OHC VIRTUAL Annual Meeting - Wednesday, July 8 at 6:00 p.m.


Note (7/8/20): If you believe you have registered for tonight's Annual Meeting via Zoom, but have yet to receive an e-mail containing the Zoom meeting ID and password, please contact Bethany Hobbs at [email protected] or call the Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.


While the Oberlin Heritage Center has canceled its traditional dinner meeting for safety concerns, we are still going to have a virtual meeting and we hope you will attend! Everyone is invited to join this Zoom webinar and participation by OHC members is critical to our electoral process. We'll kick things off at 6:00 p.m. with a welcome and introduction to Zoom. Then we'll take a few minutes to approve our minutes and reports from last year before electing new trustees and giving thanks to outgoing trustees. After the quick, but essential business, we'll welcome keynote speaker Professor Amy Margaris, who has adapted her presentation about the now-gone "Oberlin Museum" into a virtual illustrated presentation. After a brief Q&A session we will take a minute to convey the most recent news of the Heritage Center before bidding you all a lovely evening. Please note that the Community Awards portion of the meeting is postponed until 2021 so we can give the recipients the in-person fanfare they deserve. For more information about the evening, minutes from 2019, and trustee biographies, visit our event page


How do I register? 
Click this link to register for the free meeting or email Bethany Hobbs at [email protected] with a list of who will be "attending" that night. Approximately 1 week before the meeting you will receive an invitation with a Zoom link and instructions on how to join. At minimum, you will need a computer with sound to listen and interact. You can also dial by phone to listen to the meeting. 


How is a Zoom Webinar different from a Zoom Meeting?
As much as we would love to see you all, and allow you to see everyone else attending, in a Zoom Webinar you will only see the presenters of the meeting and we won't be able to see you. You can still interact by digitally "raising your hand," submitting questions, and voting during the meeting. The upside: you can come to the meeting in your PJs and no one will be the wiser.


If you have questions about the meeting or using Zoom, contact Executive Director Liz Schultz at [email protected] or (440) 774-1700.


This event is sponsored by Northwest Bank


Professor Amy Margaris is an anthropological archaeologist with particular interest in huntergatherer
ecology and technology. Margaris earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology from
Oberlin College in 1996 and then earned a Masters Degree and PhD in Anthropology from the
University of Arizona in 2006. She immediately returned to her alma mater as a professor of
Anthropology and has taught courses in a variety of subjects, including contact and
colonialism, ecology and small-scale societies, archaeology, and human origins. She also leads
practica and labs that provide hands-on learning experiences for her students. Her studies
have taken her to upstate New York, Germany, Denmark, and Alaska. She has published in
varied journals, including Museum Anthropology, Ethnoarchaeology, and the Journal of
Archaeological Method and Theory. Her program tonight will touch on what she has dubbed
the "dangling collections" of Oberlin College – objects and specimens that at one time were
gathered in a natural history museum and have since scattered to various campus locations.
Of particular interest to her are the connections these objects have to living communities and
how conversations can bring these items back to life. Photo Credit: Tanya Rosen-Jones


Press Release

2019 Annual Meeting Minutes

New 2020 Honorary Trustees

New 2020 Trustees

2019 Financial Statement & Report for Annual Meeting