June-July - Soldiers and Civilians History Walk every Saturday
Soldiers and Civilians History Walk. Every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. June-July.
The year 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, one of the defining events in the history of the United States. Oberlin men enlisted in over 30 regiments, white and black, from infantry to cavalry and participated in such battles as Kesler's Cross Lanes, Cedar Mountain, New Market Heights, and Petersburg. Residents formed relief groups and recruiting details, wrote letters, and continued the cry for abolition. On this guided neighborhood history walk, guests will see sites and photographs from the time while hearing stories of exhausting marches, the frustration of false news, longing for loved ones, struggles for equal treatment, moments of daring, and the loss of friends and family in the words of those who lived it. The tour begins at the flagpoles at the southeast corner of Tappan Square, near the corner of Main and College Streets.
Guided History Walks are offered each Saturday at 11:00 a.m. from June through October. Tickets must be purchased through the website calendar or at the Monroe House's Museum Store; tickets are not available at the starting point of the tour. $6 per adult, with $1 discount for OHC members and for college/university students with a current ID; free for children less than 18 years (most likely to be enjoyed by children 9 years of age and up). Each walk is approximately 60-75 minutes. History walks may be cancelled and fees refunded if fewer than 5 people pre-register or if it is raining at the tour start time.