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

Nominate Someone for a 2016 Community Award!

The Oberlin Heritage Center’s Community Awards Program celebrates and recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses whose outstanding accomplishments in serving the community are in keeping with our mission: to preserve and share Oberlin’s unique heritage and to make our community a better place to live, learn, work and visit. 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

Also Inside

Dec 08 - Ansku: American in Suomi
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