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Arts & History

From the underground railroad to co-education to composition, Oberlin  is known for its rich history and its appreciation for the music and arts. 


The Allen has been free and open to the public since 1917. The museum’s motto, carved above the arched entryway, is “The Cause of Art is the Cause of the People.

Allen Memorial Art Museum


Oberlin Center for Arts

To preserve and share Oberlin’s unique heritage and to make our community a better place to live, learn, work, and visit.


Oberlin Children's Shakespeare Project

A children’s theater program dedicated to fostering literacy, confidence, and creativity in Lorain County youth.


An independent, non-profit art organization dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational and community activities. 

Firelands Association for Visual Arts


Frank Lloyd

Wright House

The Weltzheimer/Johnson House is a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian House designed in 1947 and completed in 1949. It is the first Usonian house in Ohio and one of the few in the nation open to the public.


We believe that the arts have a positive impact on everyone and everything it touches. That's why we strive to build community through arts & culture.

Oberlin Heritage Center

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The Mad Factory Theater Co.

To empower and inspire people of all ages through music, art, and drama.


The Oberlin Underground Railroad Center celebrates Oberlin’s rich history in the anti-slavery movement and honors African American heritage to promote a better understanding of the past and provide a pathway to our future.

Oberlin Underground Railroad Center

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