Who We Are & What We Do
The Latino Lorain History Project began with El Centro, Oberlin College, the Lorain Historical Society, and members in the community working together to preserve and highlight the history of the Latino community in Lorain.
The Latino Lorain History Project is a public history partnership of El Centro, the Lorain Historical Society, and Oberlin College with the over-arching goal of gathering and preserving the history of the Latino community in Lorain through collecting oral histories, archival materials, and artifacts. The project engages members of the Latino community including Latino leaders, representatives from various organizations, as well as individual citizens to create a true community collaboration that will foster a sense of pride in their identity as Latinos and serve as an inspiration for young Latinos in the community.
In the Fall of 2019, the Lorain Historical Society and El Centro came together to find a way to collect the history of the Latino community in the City of Lorain. While attempts to bring this history together have been made in the past and some individuals have written various narratives, there is no complete collection of archival materials, oral histories, photographs, and artifacts in one central location.
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