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Saving Graves is a Family Affair

Historic Oakland Foundation's preservation, restoration, and operations (PRO) team is conducting more family lot improvements than ever these days. These family-funded projects are a crucial part of the Foundation's mission to restore, preserve, enhance, and share at Oakland Cemetery. When…

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Restoring Ledgers in the Smith-Callaway Lot

In 2018, Historic Oakland Foundation's PRO Team restored the Smith-Callaway ledgers in Oakland's historic African American Burial Grounds. Director of Preservation Ashley Shares and Preservation and Operations Specialist Sean Diaz describe re-leveling the marble ledgers in a relatively small space…

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