The Oberlin Review

Now Empty, Crane Pool Symbolizes Oberlin’s Progressive History

Now Empty, Crane Pool Symbolizes Oberlin’s Progressive History

December 13, 2019

 In the May 10, 2019 issue of The Oberlin Review, one might have noticed an unusual entry in the Security Notebook: “The south double doors to the vacant Crane pool area were ajar, and the master lock was pulled from the door. There was an odor consistent with burnt marijuana, and alcohol bottles were found throughout the area.” Similar break-ins also were reported in 2017 and 2018. However, most Oberlin students are likely unaware of the building referred to in the security report: the now-abandon...

Cross Country and Track & Field Teams Work at Community Service Site

Cross Country and Track & Field Teams Work at Community Service Site

September 20, 2019

The mens’ and womens’ Cross Country and Track and Field teams volunteered at various Oberlin and Lorain County establishments on their Day of Service last Sunday. A group of 76 athletes and five coaches helped workers at the Oberlin Heritage Center, Family Promise of Lorain County, Kendal at Oberlin, Prairie of Western Reserve Conservancy, Oberlin Community Services, and the Legion Field Community Garden complete various site-specific tasks throughout the day. This event was the Cross Country...

Oberlin Community News Bulletin

March 1, 2019

Firelands High School Showcases Student Work Students from Oberlin City Schools will exhibit their projects and art in the Falcon Showcase March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Firelands High School. Kindergarteners and high schoolers alike will participate in this student-led event that aims to give students an outlet to show off their accomplishments from the school year. Students will lead demonstrations and conversations about their studies and projects. Come see what academic and creative achievements local students have made this year. Oberlin Heritage Center Awarded Funding from the Ohio History Connection The Oberlin Heritage Center was recently awarded $2,000 as a part of the Ohio History Connection’s annual Sta...

Oberlin Community News Bulletin

November 9, 2018

Underground History Tour Highlights Freedom Seekers The Oberlin Heritage Center will lead two walking tours through town, sharing the stories of some of the over 3,000 African Americans who passed through and hid in Oberlin while escaping enslavement. The two tours are being offered Parents’ Weekend, Friday Nov. 9 and Saturday Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. Tours will last 90 minutes and begin at the First Church in Oberlin, UCC. Tickets are $6.00 per person. IGA Plastic Bag Swap Encourages Sustainable Shopping In honor of America Recycles Day, which is Nov. 10, Oberlin IGA Foodliner is repeating its successful bag swap, launched during Earth Week last April. IGA will exchange free reusable bags for three plastic...

Liz Schultz (left), executive director of the Oberlin Heritage Center, and Guillermo Arriaga, president and director of the Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures of Lorain, have collaboratively curated an exhibition on Hispanic and Latino culture. that will be open to the public in Monroe House through September.

On the Record with Guillermo Arriaga and Liz Schultz

September 1, 2017

Guillermo Arriaga is the President and Curator of the Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures of Lorain, the only Hispanic and Latino museum in Ohio. Currently a traveling museum, the MHLC preserves artifacts and hosts exhibits in communities throughout the state. Liz Schultz is the Executive Director of the Oberlin Heritage Center. Founded in 1903, the OHC preserves and shares Oberlin’s unique heritage with the community. Throughout September, the OHC and the MHLC will host a collaborative ex...

Since 2002, the College and Conservatory, faculty members and the Oberlin community have received more than $3 million in federal funds from
the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute for Museum and Library Services, as well as
funds from state affiliates, the Ohio Arts Council and Ohio Humanities Council.

Trump Administration Threatens Oberlin Arts Funding

March 10, 2017

Before President Trump took office in late January, multiple publications reported that his transition team had begun compiling a list of federal programs to eliminate in an effort to trim domestic spending. According to The New York Times, that list is expected to be finalized by the Office of Management and Budget next week as part of the President’s first federal budget proposal. According to ABC News, the forthcoming budget draws heavily on budget outlines produced by the Heritage Foundation,...

The Oberlin Heritage Center’s Freedom’s Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolition History Walk, an interactive tour of Oberlin’s
Black history, is free through February in celebration of Black History Month.

Oberlin Heritage Center Unveils Self-Led Tablet Tours

February 10, 2017

Students and community members looking to celebrate Black History Month should consider the Oberlin Heritage Center, which is offering a free, digitized version of its walking tour, Freedom’s Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist History Walk, throughout the month of February. Visitors to the Monroe House, located on West Vine Street, can borrow tablets preloaded with the tour for the day. These tablets allow users to explore Oberlin’s ties to the Underground Railroad and slaves’ journeys...

Feature Photo: Murphy Retires

Feature Photo: Murphy Retires

April 3, 2015

Patricia Murphy (center), executive director of the Oberlin Heritage Center, laughs with Beverly Miller and Camille Allen at the Center’s annual meeting and Community Awards dinner on Wednesday. This is Murphy’s last annual dinner as the director of OHC, as she plans to retire at the end of August after 22 years in the position. “I have found it very rewarding personally and professionally to help the organization become a strong community and visitor resource over the past 22 years,” said M...

Established 1874.