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. History Tours
  2. Research
  3. Education Programs
  4. Historic Preservation
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 2016, 64% of tour visitors came from outside of Lorain County, including 35 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

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

History Tours

Visitors can tour three historic buildings at the Oberlin Heritage Center, go on a guided walking tour of town, or select from several self-guided tour options to learn more about Oberlin's nationally-significant history.

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Program 2

Research

Oberlin Heritage Center staff and volunteers assist with information requests from researchers, students, professors, community leaders, homeowners, genealogists, and more.

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Program 3

Education Programs

The Oberlin Heritage Center offers a variety of outreach programs, including lessons tied to state learning standards, and lecture programs for adults. The annual calendar includes numerous public programs, events, and workshops that connect people with history.

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Program 4

Historic Preservation

The Oberlin Heritage Center collects and preserves objects, photographs, and documents from Oberlin's past that will allow future generations to learn from history. Staff and volunteers also advise community members and organizations about historic preservation policies and best practices, and advocate for the preservation and study of history.

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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 2016, 64% of tour visitors came from outside of Lorain County, including 35 states and 10 foreign countries. Local, national, and international users also have 24/7 access to historical resources online.

Accreditations


Since 2011

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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

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

Gail Wood

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