September 30 - Westwood Cemetery
September 30 (Thursday at 7:15 p.m.) Liz Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator of the Oberlin Heritage Center, will present an illustrated program about Oberlin's picturesque Westwood Cemetery. Dedicated in 1864, Westwood contains a rich variety of symbolism, individuality, and scenery that is enjoyed by Oberlin residents and visitors alike. Liz will talk about the history of the cemetery and highlight some of its unique features and monuments. She also will discuss the Westwood gravestone inventory, an amazing project undertaken by a small group of Oberlin Heritage Center volunteers, which is an excellent source of information for family genealogists, researchers, and historians. A gravestone inventory database, the result of thousands of volunteer hours and years of planning and implementing, is now hosted on the Heritage Center website.
Program Location: Kendal at Oberlin Heiser Auditorium; free and open to the public.
Note that this program is offered in connection with the new "Radicals and Reformers" Westwood Cemetery Walk, being offered four Saturdays this fall. See Cemetery Walk details elsewhere in the Events Calendar or visit www.oberlinheritage.org for more information.