Fall Westwood Cemetery Tours & Program
There are plenty of opportunites this fall to learn more about Oberlin's Historic Westwood Cemetery through history walks and programs.
Radicals & Reformers History Walk
FallTour Offering - September 10th and September 24th (Saturday, 11:00 AM) - Radicals & Reformers History Walk
Walk with us through historic Westwood Cemetery. This guided tour promises a pleasing balance of Westwood's scenic landmarks and stories of some of the many spirited men and women of Oberlin who simply refused the status quo. Find out which resident was remembered as "gentle, soft-spoken, tolerant and yet nobody's fool." Visit the headstone of the man who escaped from slavery (twice!) and later served on the Oberlin village council.
Meet near the entrance of the cemetery to begin this historic journey.
Make your reservation on-line for September 10th or September 24th or you can call the Oberlin Heritage Center at (440)-774-1700
Every Good Story has a Plot: Westwood Cemetery Program
Two chances to enjoy - October 28 & October 29 (Friday and Saturday, 5:00-6:00 p.m.)
Join us for an evening featuring some of the fascinating stories of early Oberlin citizens, as told by costumed interpreters from the past. This serene walk through Westwood Cemetery offers narratives of well-known individuals from Oberlin’s history, as well as those not found in the history books who still have stories to tell.
Cost is $10 per adult/$8 for OHC members, $5 per child/$4 for OHC families (most likely to be enjoyed by ages 7 and up).
Reservations are required in advance. Register on-line for either the Friday or Saturday tour or call 440-774-1700.
The tour will be refunded if it is raining at start time.Location: Entrance to Westwood Cemetery.