October 9 - Last Radicals and Reformers Cemetery Walk
Walk with us this fall on the new "Radicals and Reformers History Walk" through Westwood Cemetery. This guided tour promises a pleasing balance of Westwood's scenic landmarks and stories of some of the many spirited men and women of Oberlin who simply refused the status quo. Find out which resident was remembered as "gentle, soft-spoken, tolerant and yet nobody's fool." Visit the headstone of the man who escaped from slavery (twice!) and later served on the Oberlin village council. This walk is offered four Saturdays this fall, September 18 & 25 and October 2 & 9 at 11:00 a.m. and to groups by reservation. History walks cost $6 per adult with a $1 discount for members, and children under 18 attend free (history walks are recommended for children ages 9 and up).
Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made at www.oberlinheritage.org or at the Monroe House front office (73 ½ South Professor Street). Meet near the entrance of the cemetery to begin this historic journey.