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Oakland Cemetery: This Place Matters

by Neale Nickels, Director of Preservation On Monday evening I was very humbled and honored to win the Jenny D. Thurston Memorial Award at the 2016 Atlanta Urban Design Commission Awards of Excellence ceremony. It made me think a lot…

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A Fitting Tribute for the Goat Man

Each year during Halloween, Historic Oakland Foundation brings to life the stories of a few of its residents during the ever-popular Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours. Presented through vivid historical re-enactments, these tours impart the stories of Atlantans…

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The Jewish Grounds of Oakland

EEvery May, the contributions and achievements of Jewish Americans are celebrated during Jewish American Heritage Month. Programs, ceremonies, and activities throughout the month honor the generations of Jewish Americans who enriched our cultural fabric and shaped our nation. You can…

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Masters of Preservation

by Neale Nickels Director of Preservation It’s April in Georgia. The smell of tea olive and jasmine is in the air; dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom; and droves of people fly in to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as they…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: Nellie Peters Black

by Marcy Breffle Education Coordinator Throughout March, we honor the generations of women who have contributed to history and contemporary society during National Women’s History Month. At Oakland Cemetery, we continue this celebration year-round with the “Women of Oakland” special…

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A Host of Golden Daffodils

Oakland’s daffodils started blooming in earnest with this week’s warm weather and I was pleased to see many Oakland Cemetery visitors enjoying them. These are the Lent Lilies, or more correctly, Narcissus pseudonarcissus. They are one of the first daffodils to…

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