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Civil War to Civil Rights History Walk
This 90-minute 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 Harpers 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.

Tour meets on the front steps of First Church at the corner of Main St. (Rt. 58) and Lorain St. (Rt. 511).

Advance registration is strongly recommended.

Admission: $10/adults; OHC members, college students with current IDs, children (under 18) accompanied by adult, Blue Star Museums and Museums for All participants: free.

Date: 7/27/2024
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Category: History Walk
Adult Price: $10.00
Member Price: $0.00
College Student Price: $0.00
College Student Member Price: $0.00
Child Price: $0.00
Child Member Price: $0.00
Note About Pricing: OHC is part of the Museums for All program. Admission is $0 for eligible participants (limited to 4 participants per SNAP, EBT, or WIC card). Online registration for Museums for All admissions is not available at this time. For advance registration, please call 440-774-1700 or email tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org.

Capacity: 20
Openings: 16