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Photos: Oakland in the Snow

Snow doesn't come to Oakland often, but when it does, it transforms its 48 acres into a pristine, otherworldly wonderland of quiet and sparkle. Few have had the opportunity to see Oakland enrobed in white. Enjoy these photos from winters…

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What We’re Thankful For

Thanksgiving always provides a moment towards the end of the year for us to pause and reflect on what we're most grateful for, and even during this most trying year, there is so much that I am incredibly thankful for:…

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Bringing the Green Home for the Holidays

Southerners have been decorating for the Holidays with fresh-cut greenery for generations. It’s only been in the last half-century that artificial Christmas trees and other human-made decor have become the norm for many families. The ease of putting it up,…

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Atlanta Cemetery Commission Reports: 1908 & 1910

Thanks to the tremendous work of Historic Oakland Foundation volunteers, we are able to undertake the massive task of preserving Oakland Cemetery's 150 years' worth of archives. Cataloging, scanning, and storing these documents is a time-consuming and delicate task. Many…

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The Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Film is Here!

We are pleased to announce that our 2020 Capturing the Spirit of Oakland film has been released and is available for streaming and downloading! Oakland Cemetery is bringing the award-winning Capturing the Spirit of Oakland tours to your living room…

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Telling the Story of Slave Square

In 1852, the Atlanta City Council ruled that African Americans were to be buried in a segregated section at the rear of Oakland Cemetery, at the eastern boundary of the Original Six Acres. Most, though not all, of the African…

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