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A Summer of Storytelling

I love stories. I can spend hours reading blurbs on the back of books or watching movie trailers because I love the feeling of something capturing and enticing me. Telling history is, in essence, storytelling. There is a plot, there…

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Oakland: The Cemetery that Keeps Me Growing

In July 1974, a ten-year-old boy playing putt-putt golf near Annapolis, Maryland, observed a former vice-president swinging away at the adjacent driving range. The young boy asked Spiro Agnew for his autograph. As he signed the back of my scorecard, Mr. Agnew…

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Going Greener at Oakland

“Historic cemetery” and “environmental sustainability” may not often go together in many folk’s minds, but at Historic Oakland Foundation, we recognize our responsibility as environmental stewards. The earth is a finite resource, and the negative consequences of climate change will…

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An Update on our East Hill Project

2021 is really flying by for Historic Oakland Foundation's preservation, restoration, and operations (PRO) team. This year we’ve been busier than ever thanks to ongoing work taking place on East Hill. In late 2019 we began restoring 7.5 acres on…

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