New Tour Offered: Wednesdays in August

Join us for a special after-hours tour offering every Wednesday in August at 6:30pm, featuring our new women's history walking tour.

One Step More: Oberlin Women's History Walking Tour

In 1834, John J. Shipherd pledged Oberlin's commitment to "the elevation of female character" through education. Little did he know, there was dynamite in that promise, and women carried the matches. This illustrated walking tour explores how Oberlin confronted and defined issues of femininity in the 19th and 20th centuries. Hear stories of powerful Oberlin women including Lucy Stone, Marianne Parker Dascomb, Adelia Field Johnston, Mary Church Terrell, and Lucy Stanton Day, and learn how they used John J. Shipherd's promise to shape what it meant to be a woman in Oberlin and in the United States.

Register online or by visiting the Oberlin Heritage Center office.

OHC members, children, and students tour FREE


Press Release: New Women's History Walk