• 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

    New Signage Marks Kickoff of Oberlin’s Evans House NPS “Save America’s Treasures” Project On Saturday, November 12, 2022, members and trustees of the Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society (Evans…

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  • Become a Member or Renew

    The Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society offers several membership options, which are renewable yearly. Memberships obtained after September 17, 2022 will remain active through December 31, 2023. Note: You…

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  • Our Funders

    In addition to our members and private donors, we thank our institutional funders for their financial support: Nordson Corporation Foundation, The Nord Family Foundation, Bill Long Foundation, National Underground Railroad…

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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…