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Shop Oakland: The Leo Frank Case

August 17th marks the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank Case. On April 26, 1913, Mary Phagan a girl of 13 found murdered in the basement of the National Pencil Factory where she was a worker. The discovery of her…

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PRO Team: Field Notes

Historic Oakland Foundation has been fortunate enough to employ the assistance of a master mason this summer in order to complete the restoration of the Bobby Jones Gateway. On a few occasions over the past few weeks, members of the…

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Shop Oakland: The Sacred Harp

The Oakland Visitors Center and Museum Shop is excited to feature an amazing book filled with the sounds of the old South. The Sacred Harp by Oakland resident Benjamin Franklin (B.F.) White, was published in the spring of 1844 and…

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Shop Oakland: Oakland Leaf Pins

This week’s Shop Oakland blog features an amazing new item: leaf pins and brooches created from actual leaves from trees at Oakland Cemetery. These unique pins are created from hand-picked leaves sent to metal artisans who then cast them in…

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Cultural Connections at Oakland

by Collier Neely The PRO Team is currently tackling the restoration of the Jewish Flats area of the cemetery. On Wednesday, July 8, while conducting the usual work, we witnessed a rare sight for a cemetery in the southeastern United…

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Shop Oakland: The Works of Edward Gorey

Oakland Cemetery’s Visitors Center and Museum Shop recently got a haul of new items, among these are five books by author and illustrator Edward Gorey. Born Feb. 22, 1925, Gorey wrote over 100 works. He wasn’t just a writer and illustrator,…

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