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11:00am - Civil War to Civil Rights History Walk
History Walk begins near the front steps of First Church (106 N. Main Street; Oberlin) at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

This tour highlights historic events that reveal both Oberlin's progress and setbacks in race relations dating from early Oberlin all the way up to the 21st Century. Learn how Oberlin was a leader in abolition, participating heavily in events such as the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue, the Raid on Harper's Ferry, and the American Civil War, but also struggled with its own issues of equality and racism during these early years and later through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights, and today.

This tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and covers .7 walking miles. This tour ends at the Oberlin Heritage Center Museum Campus.

COVID-19 Policies:
Please review our current safety policies before your visit: http://www.oberlinheritagecenter.org/visit/town

Date: 7/30/2022
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Category: History Walk
Adult Price: $6.00
Member Price: $0.00
College Student Price: $0.00
College Student Member Price: $0.00
Child Price: $0.00
Child Member Price: $0.00
Capacity: 12
Openings: 12