Oberlin Arts and Humanities was commissioned by the City of Oberlin, Kansas, to identify, explore and develop this area's sense of community, heritage and vision through the use of artistic and cultural resources.
Located in the Sappa Valley, Oberlin was originally founded as Westfield in 1872. in 1885 the town was incorporated as Oberlin and celebrated it’s 125th Anniversary in 2010.
Oberlin is home to the Last Indian Raid Museum, which contains multiple late 19th and early 20th century buildings filled with artifacts chronicling the history of Oberlin and early Plains settlers. Examples include a 1930s grocery store and a one-room school house built in 1922.
Oberlin is also home to a recreation center completed in 2010 that is home to a 3D-capable movie theater and a bowling alley.
Oberlin's Gateway Civic Center houses city offices as well as a large arena and theater for rent and use by the public. There are several small meeting rooms. The Gateway will cater meals for events.