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Tour the Oberlin Heritage Center to learn more about Oberlin's rich and diverse history and architecture. The one hour and fifteen minute guided tour of two historic houses and a one-room school house is offered on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $4 per person. AAA and Time Travelers discounts available. Group tours available by reservation at other times. For more information, call 440-774-1700 or e-mail:

Saturday, June 23
Threads of Freedom: The Underground Railroad Story in Quilts
Public Symposium
Oberlin Community Services building (285 S. Professor St.)

May 11 - July 13
"Vocal Threads"
Contemporary fiber artists
ginko gallery and studio (19 S. Main St.)

Wednesday, May 16, 7 p.m.
"Aunt Rosie's Mother's Quilt"
Adrienne Heard, African-American Griot storyteller
Oberlin Public Library (65 S. Main St.)

June 1 - August 31
"Summer Show"
Uncommon Objects Gallery (39 S. Main St.)

Through August 31
"A Matter of Taste: The African Collection at the Allen"
Allen Memorial Art Museum (Oberlin College, 87 N. Main)

June 14-24
"The Patchwork Quilt"
The MAD* Factory presents a play by Michael Miller, adapted from the children's picture book by Valerie Flournoy. Oberlin College Little Theater.
Ticket information: 440-774-7062

Saturday, June 16
Oberlin's Juneteenth Celebration
A day long celebration featuring an array of indoor and outdoor activities in Oberlin. Juneteenth commemorates the date in June 1865 when the last slaves in America were freed. In recent years, celebration of this holiday has spread nationwide. Contacts: Ade's Place (440-774-4327) or the Oberlin Area Chamber of Commerce/Main Street office (1-800-9-OBERLIN)

Saturday, August 4, 1-3 p.m.
"Traditional African Folk Lore Storytelling"
Oberlin artist Adenike Sharpley
Uncommon Objects (39 S. Main St.)