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Vintage & Vintner: An Oberlin Heritage Center Summer Soiree

July 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Oberlin Heritage Center will host an enjoyable evening pleasing to palate, ear and mind on Tuesday, July 18, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Vermilion Valley Vineyards.  The social event, which is co-sponsored by Herrick Jewelry of Oberlin, is open to the public and includes a sampling of fine wines with a taste of history on the side.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and guests will be entertained by the solo finger style and jazz guitar of musician Rich Holsworth.  A brief mini-lecture will be offered at 6:00 p.m. by OHC Executive Director Liz Schultz, who will discuss Oberlin’s historic, contentious relationship with alcohol.  Reservations are required for this special evening, with a cost of $30 per person (21 and up).  Revenue from the event supports the Pat Murphy Endowment for Heritage Preservation.  Guests are encouraged to make reservations early as the event sold out last year; visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org to reserve your place online or call (440) 774-1700.

The soiree admission provides each guest with tickets for two wine tastings and a full glass of wine.  Complimentary punch, lemonade, and finger foods also will be available, along with a fun array of items to be raffled ($1 per ticket, or if you prefer to remain “dry” at the event, you may increase your chances of winning by using your wine tickets for the raffle).

The Oberlin Heritage Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is widely recognized as a model small museum, historical society and historic preservation organization.  It offers guided tours, history walks, educational programs for all ages, children’s summer camps, and special events both at its complex of historic sites and throughout the community, often in collaboration with other organizations.  The Pat Murphy Endowment for Heritage Preservation is a fundraising effort presently underway to build a permanent source of income to address ongoing maintenance and preservation needs of the Heritage Center’s buildings, grounds, and collections.

Vermilion Valley Vineyards is a beautiful boutique vineyard in north central Ohio that produces exceptional wines.   Opened in 2009, the Vineyards has a three-fold mission:  to produce premium wines, to promote responsible land use and building practices and to provide a warm and inviting venue where people can gather and explore the natural wonders of a scenic rural landscape.  Vermilion Valley Vineyards is an active business member at the Oberlin Heritage Center.  For more information, visit www.vermilion-valleyvineyards.com.

Herrick Jewelry, our Soiree co-sponsor and a sustaining business member of the Heritage Center, celebrates more than 100 years on the square in Oberlin, providing fine quality jewelry and expert service to the community and the surrounding area.  The shop includes a wide range of styles hand-picked by owners Malcolm and Mary Fowler as they travel the world to bring customers the newest and most innovative designs in jewelry, watches and home furnishings.  Learn more at www.herrickjewelry.com.

For more information about this event or other activities offered by the Oberlin Heritage Center, please visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org or call the Heritage Center at (440) 774-1700.


July 18, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Oberlin Heritage Center


Vermilion Valley Vineyards
11005 Gore Orphanage Road
Wakeman, OH 44889 United States
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