Feb 20 - Black Business Owners & Entrepreneurship in Oberlin

Oberlin Heritage Center's Museum Education & Tour Manager, Amanda Manahan, will present a public program in the community room of the Oberlin Public Library on Tuesday, Feb 20 at 6:30 p.m. featuring several of Oberlin's Black business owners of the 19th century through today. This updated presentation, which originally premiered in 2018, will highlight the long, remarkable history of these Oberlinians, including their accomplishments, struggles, and the legacies they left behind. This program will include an opportunity for the audience to share their own memories and stories of Black businesses of Oberlin's past and present. 

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March 14 - The Fifth Star: Ohio's Fight for Women's Right to Vote

Dr. Jamie Capuzza will present a 45-minute illustrated program on Thursday, March 14 at 7:15 p.m. at Kendal about Ohio's contributions to the historic women's suffrage movement. The presentation will draw from her 2023 book, with the same name as this program. The title was inspired by Ohio being the fifth state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment. Highlights of the program will include pivotal state conventions, leaders of the movement, and the perseverance the movement required. Be sure to listen for some Oberlin connections as well. Dr. Capuzza is a professor in the Department of Literature and Communication Arts at the University of Mount Union in Ohio. Full Story

April 8 - Moon Without Shine

Prepare for an extraordinary experience this April in Oberlin! On Monday, April 8th, the 2024 Solar Eclipse will cast its shadow over northeast Ohio, creating a once-in-a-lifetime event. The Oberlin Heritage Center invites you to join the celebration at Mill on Main (95 S. Main Street) starting at 1:00 p.m. Experience the eclipse's peak around 3:15 PM, and don't worry about Ohio's unpredictable weather – the festivities continue indoors with live streams from sunnier locations if the eclipse itself isn't visible when the time comes! Dive into celestial-themed fun with a mocktail social, interstellar snacks, and mingling with fellow eclipse enthusiasts. As a special souvenir, each registered attendee will receive a unique art print, serving as your pass in and out of the party. Full Story

Also Inside

April 10 - OHC Annual Meeting, Program, and Awards
April 30 - Lynds Jones - the Birdman of Oberlin Program
2024 OHC House Tour & Program Schedule
Memberships Make Wonderful Gifts
Oberlin Heritage Center Statement on Racism