Wednesday, April 12, 2023 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Social Hour begins at 5:00 p.m.)
Join with others as the Oberlin Heritage Center marks another year of creating connections through history and celebrates people and organizations who have bettered the community. The event, held in the second floor ballroom of The Hotel at Oberlin, will begin with an optional social hour starting at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. and then a brief business meeting, keynote program, and Community Awards. This year's featured program, "Sharing the Stories and Impact of Women in Air & Space," will be presented by Sara Fisher, Executive Director of the International Women's Air and Space Museum (IWASM). IWASM, located inside Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport, is free and open seven days a week and also offers guided tours and programs by appointment. (For more information, visit www.iwasm.org.) Sara earned a B.A. in History with a Women & Gender Studies Certificate from Ohio University and an M.A. in History concentrating in Public History from Wright State University. Many readers may remember Sara from her time as an Americorps / Ohio History Service Corps member hosted by OHC 2017-2018.
OHC is delighted to recognize several individuals and organizations with Community Awards.
- Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society: Heritage Guardian Award, for their work preserving the home on East Vine Street and beginning to build a museum centered on the family and local and wider African American history and culture
- Craig Enos and Glenn Hobbs: OHC Volunteers of the Year Award, for their years of service as OHC's dedicated lawn mowing team
- Chalk Walk founders Darren McDonough and Barry Richard: Keep Oberlin Beautiful Award, for drawing so many collaborators together and bringing art and enjoyment to Oberlin
- ThiNi Thai owners Jason and Matt Adelman: Keep Oberlin Beautiful Award, for bringing more murals and whimsy (and delicious food) to downtown Oberlin
Register online, download a registration form below, or contact [email protected] to request a paper registration form.