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Meet Taylor Roberts, HOF Programming Intern

Meet Taylor Roberts, one of Historic Oakland Foundation's spring programming interns. She's a senior at Oglethorpe University, where she currently serves as the president of the student body and the student representative on the DEI Taskforce. Her major field of…

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An Interview with Artist Kyle Brooks

Oakland Museum Store manager Tim Wright interviewed Kyle Brooks, a.k.a. Black Cat Tips via email about his inspiration and influences. Here's what Kyle had to say. Want more Black Cat Tips? Join us online Saturday, February 20 at 3 p.m.…

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Restoring Ledgers in the Smith-Callaway Lot

In 2018, Historic Oakland Foundation's PRO Team restored the Smith-Callaway ledgers in Oakland's historic African American Burial Grounds. Director of Preservation Ashley Shares and Preservation and Operations Specialist Sean Diaz describe re-leveling the marble ledgers in a relatively small space…

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The Garden is Waking Up

Our winter-blooming camellia, Camellia japonica, is coming into full bloom throughout Oakland’s gardens. Its habit of blooming during the coldest months is one reason it has been loved in southern gardens for many generations. The white, pink, red, or patterned…

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