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Historic Site Tour Docent

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Oberlin Heritage Center

  • 6 people are interested
1866 Monroe House of the Oberlin Heritage Center

Volunteers are needed to welcome and guide visitors through a complex of historic sites including two historic houses and a schoolhouse. Interests in teaching, history, architecture, historic preservation, decorative arts, tourism helpful. Training provided.

Watch for spring and fall training opportunities, although new docents are always welcome to being training any time in the year. Potential volunteers are encouraged to observe a tour first. We ask docents to commit to leading at least four tours per year. Volunteers are encouraged to talk with the Museum Education and Tour Coordinator about getting involved. (tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org)

More information about our organization is available at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

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About Oberlin Heritage Center


73 1/2 South Professor Street, P.O. Box 0455, Oberlin, OH 44074, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Oberlin Heritage Center is to preserve and share Oberlin's unique heritage and to make our community a better place to live, learn, work, and visit.


The Oberlin Heritage Center, a non-profit, membership organization, is our community's historical society and historic preservation organization as well as a complex of historic sites that is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

The Oberlin Heritage Center tour program offers guided tours three days a week, with group tours available by appointment. Our basic tour visits three historic buildings: the 1836 Little Red Schoolhouse, the 1866 Monroe House, and the 1884 Jewett House. Main themes of the tour include life in 1830s-c. 1915 Oberlin, African-American history, the Underground Railroad, women's history, scientific discovery, and missionary, temperance, and other reform movements.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


73 1/2 South Professor StreetP.O. Box 0455Oberlin, OH 44074



  • History
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • General Education
  • Community Outreach





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