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September 2021

Love Stories of Oakland

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Love never dies at Oakland Cemetery! Grab your summer love for a unique outdoor date at Oakland Cemetery. Enjoy a walk through Oakland’s Victorian garden cemetery as we recount the loves of Atlantans of days past. Discover the symbolism of love found on monuments throughout the grounds and stories of devotion that extend into the afterlife. The 75-minute tour will start at Oakland Cemetery's main entrance and end at the Bell Tower.   Get tickets   Historic Oakland Foundation members…

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Black Magnolias

September 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Free

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 jobs as educators and nurses. Others with access to advanced education became lawyers and physicians. With increasing economic stability, more African American women became stay-at-home…

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Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind

September 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Free

This tour visits the gravesites of Margaret Mitchell, Mitchell family members, and pioneers who inspired Gone with the Wind characters. Scarlett and Rhett, fiddle-dee-dee, and “frankly my dear”—Margaret Mitchell didn’t know how much of an impact she would have on popular culture when her Civil War novel, Gone with the Wind, was published in 1936. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sold more than 1 million copies in its first six months of publication, has been published in 40+ languages, and was…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour 9/15

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
Free

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 home. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s past and present. Tours meet outside of the Bell…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour 9/18

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Free

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 home. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s past and present. Tours meet outside of the Bell…

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Boys of Summer Baseball

September 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Free

On May 12, 1866, the Gate City Nine and the Atlanta Baseball Club took to the field to play the first baseball game in Atlanta. Imagine looking west beyond the main gates of Oakland to a lush patch of green grass complete with a baseball diamond. Beyond the playing field is a city devastated and still emotionally smoldering from General Sherman’s fires. Red flags hang from the doors of homes housing people with smallpox. It is May 12, 1866 and…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour 9/19

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
Free

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 home. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s past and present. Tours meet outside of the Bell…

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Art and Architecture of Death

September 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Discover how architectural and design choices made during life created a lasting and eternal legacy for many Oakland residents. People have sought to honor the memory of departed loved ones since ancient times, but the 19th century ushered in a new era of funerary art. Innovative building materials came available and styles changed to reflect the popular architecture of the day, such as Egyptian and Gothic Revival. New money meant bigger and bolder memorials to reflect the social status and…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 24, 2021

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 24, 2021

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Free

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 home. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s past and present. Tours meet outside of the Bell…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories Overview Tour 9/22

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Free

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 home. Join one of our knowledgeable and entertaining guides for a 90-minute walking tour through Atlanta’s past and present. Tours meet outside of the Bell…

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