One Step More: Oberlin Women's History Walk


August 7, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm | Tappan Square

Short Description: Hear stories of influential women and how they shaped what it meant to be a woman in Oberlin and in the United States.

Extended Description: 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 Flagpole on Tappan Square near the intersection of College and Main Sts. Advance registration is required and there is limited capacity for each tour. No walk-ons will be accepted. Participants can register online or by calling 440-774-1700. Adults: $6; children/students/members: Free. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.oberlinheritagecenter.org/whatsnew/?action=show&id=648

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Contact: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org | 440-774-1700 | www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

Sponsored by: Oberlin Heritage Center

Previous Repetitions:

  • August 14th, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • August 21st, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm
  • August 28th, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm

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