Tour: Freedom’s Friends History Walk

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Saturday, May 25, 2024
10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Oberlin Heritage Center

20 W Vine St, Oberlin OH, 44074

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Meet on the front steps of First Church, corner of Main and Lorain streets (RT. 58 and RT. 511)
Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. The town was said to be second only to Canada as an asylum for freedom seekers. This guided history walk is provided by the Oberlin Heritage Center and presents the historic decisions that shaped Oberlin’s growth as a station on the Underground Railroad and the individuals and events that marked Oberlin as one of the most active stations. Hear stories about Oberlin’s most famous freedom seekers and people known to have helped them make their way to freedom on this 90-minute neighborhood walking tour. $10/adult; $5/students and free for children under 18. Advance registration is required, and space is limited to 60 participants.
Call 440-774-1700 or visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

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