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Interpreting Atlanta’s Confederate History

More than 70,000 souls rest at Oakland Cemetery, including 6,900 Confederate soldiers buried in the Confederate Burial Grounds. Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) is working to expand understanding of Oakland Cemetery’s Civil War history through contextual panels and digital exhibits. This…

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Tunes from the Tombs 2019 Playlist

We’re getting in the mood for Tunes from the Tombs 2019 and filling the HOF offices with the sweet sounds of our 2019 lineup. Check out some of our favorites below to get in the mood, and make sure you…

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Jewish History at Oakland Cemetery

Jews have a storied history in Atlanta. Records note that Jewish citizens helped to settle the city. By 1860, Atlanta’s Jewish population numbered over 50 people. The Hebrew Benevolent Society formed the same year to provide burial spaces and aid…

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