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Meet Our Illumine Artists: Dorothy O’Connor

We're pleased to announce Dorothy O'Connor as a returning Illumine artist! Read her interview below as she talks about her work as and artist and the inspiration she's drawn from living and working near Oakland. To learn more and purchase…

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Meet Our Illumine Artists: Brooks Garcia

We're pleased to announce Brooks Garcia as one of our Illumine 2023 artists. Read his interview below to hear more about Brooks' inspiration and background as an artist. To learn more and purchase your tickets for Illumine, click here. What…

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Oakland Rocks! Photo Scavenger Hunt

Learn more about and explore the rocks of Oakland on this photo scavenger hunt! Solve the clues take a photo of each answer. Email your photo answers by June 1 to along with your full name. If you get…

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An Update on Our DEIA Progress

Historic Oakland Foundation takes seriously our commitment to conducting our work by centering diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. As part of this commitment, we provide regular updates to all our communities to provide updates, invite feedback, and remain accountable to…

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Run Like Hell 2023 Playlist

The daffodils are blooming and Oakland's grounds are about to push up daisies. That means it’s almost time for this spring's Run Like Hell 5k! To get you in the mood to race in the nation's largest cemetery run, Historic…

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Explore the Daffodils of Oakland

Each February and March, thousands of daffodil blooms create a cheery scene at Oakland. More than 70 varieties of daffodils make their appearance throughout Oakland’s grounds in the first months of each year. We invite you to take a stroll and…

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