March 6th, 11am
Historic Zoar Village
The Oberlin Colony: Utopian Ideals of Learning, Labor, and Religion
Join Amanda Manahan, Museum Education & Tour Coordinator at the Oberlin Heritage Center, for a discussion on the Oberlin Colony. The Colony, founded in 1833 as both a community and a collegiate institute, was started by a religious duo in the hopes of creating a community in the American west that demonstrated strong Christian values.
Hear stories of the accomplishments and struggles of the early community, and how its founding ideals influenced decisions that related to education, women’s rights, and racial justice.
Manahan has a BA in Anthropology from Heidelberg University (Tiffin, OH) and a MA in History Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program, SUNY Oneonta. She has been with the Heritage Center since 2015, working with staff, volunteers, and interns to preserve and share Oberlin’s unique and significant past.
Please email Tammi at email@example.com or call 330-874-3011 to register for the Speaker Series and receive the link to view the Series virtually