Dedication of Ohio Historical Marker for Evans House Draws Crowd

On the chilly afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, over fifty people gathered in front of 33 East Vine Street in Oberlin to witness and celebrate the unveiling of an Ohio Historical Marker honoring the Wilson Bruce Evans House. Speakers included Carol Lasser, Executive Director of the Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society (Evans HHS); Michael McFarlin, Vice President of the Oberlin City Council; Alex Ingley, Community Engagement Coordinator with the Ohio History Connection; and Donna Russell, the newest trustee of the Evans HHS. After the Ohio Historical Marker was unveiled, Ivra Jackson led the crowd in singing the opening verse of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Attendees then reassembled for refreshments and conversation in the warmth of the Community Room at the Oberlin Public Library. For coverage of the event in the Lorain Morning Journal, see