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Epitaphs: The Immortality of Words

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace the monuments of Oakland. How would you like to be remembered? Victorians gave considerable thought to this concept. An epitaph is described as “a statement commemorating or epitomizing a deceased person.” Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories General Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Explore the history, gardens, and funerary art of Oakland Cemetery with a 90-minute guided walking tour! Discover the history, the Victorian gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 residents. Meet the trailblazers, builders, creators, and characters who call Oakland…

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Book Signing and Discussion with Advolly Richmond

McElreath Hall, Atlanta History Center 30 W Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA, United States

Please join Atlanta History Center, The Garden Conservancy, Historic Oakland Foundation, and Cherokee Garden Library for an unforgettable evening  on May 14 at Atlanta History Center. Renowned garden historian Advolly Richmond will discuss her new book, A Short History of Flowers, which unravels the surprising histories of 60 flowers that shape our gardens. The book…

Elevate Life: Yoga, Mindfulness, Sound & Social Connections

Elevate Life is a four-part yoga and wellness series co-hosted with Jess Pfeffer of Jess Pfeffer Holistic Event Planning. Each Elevate Life session is designed to offer Oakland Cemetery as a place of healing, well-being, and social connections. The series kicks off on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. with the first of four events: Restful Meditation + Grounding Breathwork…

Sights, Symbols, and Stories General Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Explore the history, gardens, and funerary art of Oakland Cemetery with a 90-minute guided walking tour! Discover the history, the Victorian gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 residents. Meet the trailblazers, builders, creators, and characters who call Oakland…

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Black Magnolias

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

This guided walking tour explores the history, lives, and labors of Atlanta’s African American women. Historically, many African American women worked as maids, child nurses, cooks, and laundresses—all while managing their own households. As educational opportunities became available following the Civil War and emancipation, African American women aspired to occupations beyond domestic service. Many sought…

Sights, Symbols, and Stories General Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Explore the history, gardens, and funerary art of Oakland Cemetery with a 90-minute guided walking tour! Discover the history, the Victorian gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 residents. Meet the trailblazers, builders, creators, and characters who call Oakland…

Free

Sights, Symbols, and Stories General Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Explore the history, gardens, and funerary art of Oakland Cemetery with a 90-minute guided walking tour! Discover the history, the Victorian gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 residents. Meet the trailblazers, builders, creators, and characters who call Oakland…

Free

Fear and Accusation: The Leo Frank Story

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Learn how several Oakland residents were involved in this Atlanta tragedy during this 75-minute guided tour. This tour begins and ends with a murder. In the early hours of April 27, 1913, the body of 13-year-old Mary Phagan was discovered in the basement of Atlanta’s National Pencil Factory. Leo Frank, the factory superintendent and a…

Free

Sights, Symbols, and Stories General Tour

Oakland Cemetery 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

Explore the history, gardens, and funerary art of Oakland Cemetery with a 90-minute guided walking tour! Discover the history, the Victorian gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 residents. Meet the trailblazers, builders, creators, and characters who call Oakland…

Free
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