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An Interview with Justin Osborne of SUSTO

We recently interviewed Justin Osborne of SUSTO, our headlining band for Sunday in the Park ft. Tunes from the Tombs. Learn more about Sunday in the Park (happening at Oakland on September 25) and get your tickets here.   If…

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Mums bring Fall Color to Oakland Cemetery

Every year during our Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours, the number one question visitors ask Oakland's gardens team is, “What are all of these gorgeous colorful flowers blooming everywhere!? There are white ones and pink ones and red…

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The Effects of Acid Rain at Oakland

Why do some headstones at Oakland look more weathered than others? Why are some crisp and as easy to read as the day they were carved while others appear to have melted? The primary reason for this has to do…

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A Summer of Storytelling

I love stories. I can spend hours reading blurbs on the back of books or watching movie trailers because I love the feeling of something capturing and enticing me. Telling history is, in essence, storytelling. There is a plot, there…

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Oakland: The Cemetery that Keeps Me Growing

In July 1974, a ten-year-old boy playing putt-putt golf near Annapolis, Maryland, observed a former vice-president swinging away at the adjacent driving range. The young boy asked Spiro Agnew for his autograph. As he signed the back of my scorecard, Mr. Agnew…

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