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Interpreting Atlanta’s Confederate History

More than 70,000 souls rest at Oakland Cemetery, including 6,900 Confederate soldiers buried in the Confederate Memorial Grounds. Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) is working to expand understanding of Oakland Cemetery’s Civil War history through contextual panels and digital exhibits. This…

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Oakland HerStory: Sarah White Carlisle

In honor of Women’s History Month, HOF will recognize the stories of a few incredible Oakland women whose contributions and achievements broke barriers, defied expectations, and often went unsung. These are the women who built, led, and shaped Atlanta. Sarah…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: Pedaling through the Past

The city of Atlanta is a major transportation hub with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (often called the world‘s busiest) and major interstate highways that connect here and troll motorists with some of the worst traffic in the nation. We have MARTA,…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: Love, Victorian Style

This month the Love Stories of Oakland program returns to share stories of love – romantic, platonic, temporary, and eternal – found at Oakland Cemetery.  A cemetery may seem like a strange place to learn about love, but of the…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: Happy Birthday, Atlanta!

On December 29, 1847, Georgia governor George W. Towns approved legislation that reincorporated the town of Atlanta as the city of Atlanta. In 2017 Atlanta’s celebrates is 170th birthday! In 1837 a marker was placed near present-day Underground Atlanta to…

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