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Happy National Beer Day!

Ales, lagers, IPAs, stouts, porters, and sours – Atlantans love their beer. There may be a new brewery popping up every month, but Atlanta’s love of brewing and all-things-beer goes back centuries. Read on for a few facts about Atlanta…

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Tombstone Poetry

Walking through Oakland Cemetery, you will notice phrases and statements inscribed on the grave markers of the dead. Funny, somber, uplifting, or tender—these epitaphs both memorialize those who have passed and establish a continuing dialogue between the dead and the…

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Gone with the Wind Premiere: 80 Years Later

On December 15, 1939, nearly 300,000 people crowded around the Loew’s Grand Theatre to witness the premiere of the critically-acclaimed antebellum epic, Gone with the Wind. Atlantans celebrated the film during three days of festivities, which included an extravagant costumed…

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Big Bethel A.M.E. Church and Oakland Cemetery

This Friday and Saturday mark the 89th annual production of Big Bethel A.M.E.’s Heaven Bound musical, which was first performed in 1930 to raise funds for the church following a devastating 1923 fire that forced the congregation to rebuild their…

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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 Memorial 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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