One Step More: Oberlin Women's History Walk


August 6, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm | Tappan Square

Short Description: Hear stories of powerful Oberlin women including Lucy Stone, Marianne Parker Dascomb, Adelia Field Johnston, Mary Church Terrell, and Lucy Stanton Day.

Extended Description: The Oberlin Heritage Center will offer a uniquely-themed history walk each month, May through September. The month of August will feature the popular One Step More: Oberlin Women's History Walk. In 1834, John J. Shipherd pledged Oberlin’s commitment to “the elevation of female character” through education. Little did he know, there was dynamite in that promise, and women carried the matches. Hear stories of powerful Oberlin women including Lucy Stone, Marianne Parker Dascomb, Adelia Field Johnston, Mary Church Terrell, and Lucy Stanton Day, and learn how they used Shipherd’s promise to shape what it meant to be a woman in Oberlin and in the United States. Note: this tour begins at the flagpoles on Tappan Square at the corner of College and Main Sts. 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, August 6, August 13, August 20, and August 27 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:

  • August 13th, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • August 20th, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • August 27th, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm

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