Seven free history tours of Oberlin are available right on your smartphone. Drop by the Oberlin Public Library to learn how to download the free izi.TRAVEL – City Guides app, which is available for both iPhones and Android phones through your app store.
Ask questions, chat with fellow history enthusiasts, and register for door prizes. After trying a tour or two that afternoon, participants can gather at 4 p.m., on the second floor of the Feve, 30 South Main St., for tater tots, fellowship, feedback, and the announcement of door prize winners.
Tours available for download include:
- Oberlin College: The First Century
- Oberlin’s African American Community: Historic Groveland
- Oberlin History Highlights – A Short Introduction
- More Oberlin History Highlights: The Struggle for Racial Justice
- History of the Schools of Oberlin
- Oberlin Service Men and Women in Westwood Cemetery
- And a Kid's Tour of Oberlin
These tours and the May 11 Oberlin Tours & Tots event are sponsored by the Coalition for Oberlin History, an alliance of local residents from a range of institutions and diverse backgrounds who share an interest in Oberlin’s many stories of the past and their public presentation.
Supporters include members of the Oberlin Heritage Center, the Oberlin African American Genealogy and History Group, Oberlin College Archives, and the Oberlin College community. The coalition is open to all who are interested in history initiatives.
For more information about these tours, how to make your own Oberlin tour, or the coalition, contact Gary Kornblith at email@example.com.