Civil War to Civil Rights History Walk


July 2, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm | First Church In Oberlin

Short Description: 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.

Extended Description: The Oberlin Heritage Center will offer a uniquely-themed history walk each month, May through September. The month of July will feature the popular Civil War to Civil Rights History Walk. 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 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. Note: this tour 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). Please note that because history walks take place outdoors, with little or no indoor stops, they may be canceled if there is inclement weather at the tour start time. Registrants will be refunded their tour fees in the event of a canceled history walk. Advance registration is recommended as there is limited capacity for each tour. Participants can register online or by calling 440-774-1700. History Walk Fees: $6/adult; children/students/members: Free. Tour offerings: Saturdays, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, and July 30 at 11am. Please keep an eye on our website as additional history walks are scheduled throughout the season.

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Contact: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org | 440-774-1700 | https://www.oberlinheritagecenter.org/whatsnew/?action=show&id=679

Sponsored by: Oberlin Heritage Center

Previous Repetitions:

  • July 9th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • July 16th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • July 23rd, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • July 30th, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

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