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Saving the Oberlin Gasholder-Honoring Oberlin’s Underground Railroad History

Underground Railroad Center Project 
Community Update
Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ever wonder what the interesting round building behind the Oberlin McDonalds is? This is your chance to have a peek inside! The City of Oberlin’s Underground Railroad Center Implementation Team will be hosting a community update on Saturday, September 11th at 11am at the site of the Gasholder Building (the roundhouse structure, directly behind McDonalds), South Main Street in Oberlin.

Join the Implementation Team for an update on the not-too-distant future of the Oberlin Underground Railroad Center and park-and-ride project. there will be a short program comprised of a brief history of the efforts to establish this historic center, a local musical arrangement, an appreciation presentation, coupled with conceptual drawings and a limited tour of this unique architectural structure.

For more information on the project, contact the City of Oberlin at 440.775.7217 or check out the website at

Visitors exploring Oberlin’s Underground Railroad visit the future home of the Oberlin Underground Railroad Center. 

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posted by lorain at 11:11 am

2010 Juneteenth Festival in Oberlin

2010 Juneteenth Festival in Oberlin

Oberlin’s Juneteenth Festivities are almost upon us! Though the holiday has since come to broadly commemorate the end of slavery in the United States, June 19th, 1865 actually corresponds to the announcement of the end of slavery in the state of Texas. Slavery was of course formally abolished with Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, but […]

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