Oct 16 - Not On My Watch: The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858

October 16 (Sunday, 3:00 - doors open at 2:30 p.m.) 

Watch this historic event unfold as you never have before! Costumed performers from the Kelton House Museum and Garden will share an original dramatic narrative that tells the story of John Price and how he escaped from the clutches of slave catchers with the help of Oberlin residents and students. Heroes and villains alike will be portrayed. Kelton House is in Columbus, Ohio and is historically documented to be a place fugitives slaves could find shelter on their journey to freedom. This award-winning performance was created from accounts drawn from Nat Brandt’s book The Town that Started the Civil War.

Location: House of Zion Fellowship Hall.



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