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Volunteer Voices: An Interview with Lindsay McLain

I moved to Atlanta from St. Louis, Missouri in 2006. While familiarizing myself with the city, I decided to ride my bicycle through Oakland Cemetery. I was immediately enchanted. Although it was a few years before I started volunteering, I eventually signed up for Oakland’s second Saturday garden volunteer sessions, and the rest is history.
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Gone with the Wind Premiere: 80 Years Later

On December 15, 1939, nearly 300,000 people crowded around the Loew’s Grand Theatre to witness the premiere of the critically-acclaimed antebellum epic, Gone with the Wind. Atlantans celebrated the film during three days of festivities, which included an extravagant costumed…

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Big Bethel A.M.E. Church and Oakland Cemetery

This Friday and Saturday mark the 89th annual production of Big Bethel A.M.E.’s Heaven Bound musical, which was first performed in 1930 to raise funds for the church following a devastating 1923 fire that forced the congregation to rebuild their…

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Resident Spotlight: Lewis Redwine

This is part seven of a blog post series highlighting the Oakland Cemetery residents featured in the 2019 Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours. In 1893 Lewis Redwine shocked the people of Atlanta by masterminding an embezzlement scandal that…

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Resident Spotlight: Richard Peters

This is part six of a blog post series highlighting the Oakland Cemetery residents featured in the 2019 Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours. Pennsylvania-born Richard Peters was one of the most dynamic real estate and transportation magnates in…

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