Women's History Walks - Wednesdays in July
The Heritage Center’s newest guided history walk, "One Step More," is offered every Wednesday evening in July starting at 6:30 p.m.
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.
Advance reservations required; start location is the southeast corner of Tappan Square (corner of Main and College Streets). Fee: $6/adult; Free for OHC members, college students and children (best suited for ages 9 and older). Approximately 75 minutes.