• About Evans HHS

    The Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society (aka Evans HHS) honors the legacy of Wilson Bruce Evans (1824-1898), Sarah Jane Leary Evans (1829-1898) and their descendants.  The Society seeks to…

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  • What’s Happening at Evans HHS

    Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society Awarded Save America Treasures Grant by National Park Service The Wilson Bruce Evans House at 33 East Vine Street in Oberlin, Ohio, a rare,…

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  • Become A Member

    The Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society offers several membership options, which are renewable yearly. Memberships obtained in the remainder of 2022 are active until 12/31/2023, renewing annually thereafter on…

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  • Visit the Evans Home

    We working hard to be restore the Evans home in order to open it up to the public for visits by 2023. We look forward to maintaining progress on the…

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Recent Posts


  • John Brown Restored Engraving

    A Portrait—A Portal: How an antique store find unlocked a fascinating history

    by: Bill Chapman Engravings of abolitionist John Brown are not commonplace in Virginia, so when Ispotted this one in an antique store in Gloucester County, Virginia in 2009, itimmediately caught…

  • The 2nd Annual Meeting of the Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society

    Dear Friends and Members, Please mark your calendar to attend the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society on Saturday, September 17, from 11 am to…

  • Juneteenth in Oberlin

    Oberlin has been celebrating Juneteenth for more than 30 years. In 1992, local merchantAdenike Sharpley made celebration of Juneteenth part of the city’s Oberlin Heritage Days. In2004, Oberlin City Council…

  • Dorothy Viola Inborden Miller

    Dorothy Viola Inborden Miller

    Written By: Devin Grooms-Lee – Great Great Great Great Grandson of Wilson Bruce Evans and Great Great Grandnephew of Dorothy Viola Inborden Miller Early Life Dorothy Viola Inborden Miller was…

  • Sarah Jane Evans Inborden

    Sarah Jane Evans Inborden

    Written By: Devin Grooms-Lee – Great Great Great Great grandson of Wilson Bruce Evans & Great Great Great grandson of Sarah Jane Evans Inborden Early Life Sarah Jane Evans Inborden…