The original residents of the 1884 Jewett House, Frank Fanning Jewett and Sarah Frances Gulick Jewett, were one of the “power couples” of Oberlin’s first century. Trailblazers in their respective professions and actively involved in the community, their home was characterized as the “social and intellectual center” of Oberlin.
In this prequel to the Jewetts’ Oberlin story, Oberlin College Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Norman Craig takes us back to an earlier time when young Fannie Gulick and Frank Jewett, both on their own and working far from home, met and married in Yokohama, Japan in 1880.
The illustrated presentation, “Marriage Made in Japan and Nourished in Oberlin,” will both engage and charm the audience. Craig’s extensive study of the Jewetts and Hall recently has been enhanced by new information acquired through colleague Yoshimitsu Miyagi, whose research comes directly from Japanese sources.
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