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Scholars and Settlers History Hike
In September, the Oberlin Heritage Center will host a four-part series of history walks with a twist. "History Hikes & Happy Hour" will be offered Wednesday afternoons, September 4, 11, 18, and 25, beginning at 3:30 p.m. Each approximately 90-minute guided walking tour features a different theme and route, followed by an optional gathering at a local watering hole. The cost for the series is $30 for all four guided walks ($25 for OHC members); each participant covers his or her own happy our tab. Advance reservations are encouraged as group size will be limited.

Update! Register for the whole series and you can bring a guest for free. Or, you can sign up for individual tour dates at the discounted rate of $5/person.

September 4 - Scholars and Settlers. Start at the core of Oberlin and hear the fascinating stories of triumphs, debates, and scandals linked to the landmarks around Tappan Square.

September 11 - Freedom's Friends. This walk is about the beginnings of Oberlin College's race-blind admissions policy and the community events that marked Oberlin as one of the most radical abolitionist towns in the nation and a major station on the Underground Railroad.

September 18 - Soldiers & Civilians. Continue the story of the fight for freedom in this history walk about the war front and home front during the Civil War. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Battle of Gettysburg.

September 25 - Radicals & Reformers. Experience the peaceful scenery of Westwood Cemetery while hearing about some of the many Oberlinians who pushed social and political boundaries and who were less-than-peaceful about expressing their ideas of what was right and proper.

Date: 9/4/2013
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Category: History Walk
Adult Price: $5.00
Member Price: $5.00
Note About Pricing: This price is for a single tour from the History Hike and Happy Hours Series. To sign up for the entire series, click the History Hike and Happy Hour offering on September 4.

Capacity: 15
Openings: 15