Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Oberlin Heritage Center

  • Oberlin, OH
  • www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

Mission Statement

The Oberlin Heritage Center provides educational programs, historic site tours, research, publications on all aspects of the community's rich and powerful history, and works to preserve and interpret its history and historic buildings.

Main Programs

  1. Oberlin Heritage Center
Service Areas

Self-reported

Ohio

The Oberlin Heritage Center primarily serves residents of Oberlin and Lorain County through varied programs, tours, community events, and research services. In 2014, 55% of tour visitors came from outside of Lorain County, including 32 states and 10 foreign countries. Local, national, and international users also have 24/7 access to historical resources online.

ruling year

1964

Principal Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Ms. Elizabeth Schultz

Keywords

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Oberlin history, Historic Preservation, History Museum, Abolition, Temperance, Underground Railroad, Reform, Aluminum History, Heritage Tourism, Oberlin Heritage Center

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Also Known As

Oberlin Heritage Center

EIN

34-6533053

 Number

1892885987

Physical Address

73 1/2 South Professor Street

Oberlin, OH 44074

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Oberlin Heritage Center

3 historic sites open to the public for tours.
Educational programs and community activities year round.
Served 18,000 people in 2003.

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Population(s) Served

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Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Ohio

The Oberlin Heritage Center primarily serves residents of Oberlin and Lorain County through varied programs, tours, community events, and research services. In 2014, 55% of tour visitors came from outside of Lorain County, including 32 states and 10 foreign countries. Local, national, and international users also have 24/7 access to historical resources online.

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Financials

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OBERLIN HISTORICAL & IMPROVEMENT ORGANIZATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Oberlin Heritage Center

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Elizabeth Schultz

BIO

Elizabeth Schultz has served as the Executive Director since 2015. Prior to that, she served as the Museum Education and Tour Coordinator of the museum for eight years. She is a graduate of the Seminar for Historical Administration and Leadership Lorain County. She holds degrees in archaeology, anthropology, and history museum studies.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Nicholas Jones

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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