by Timothy Wright, Visitors Center & Museum Shop Manager
Look no further than Oakland Cemetery’s Visitors Center & Museum Shop for unique holiday gifts and décor that is sure to please even the hardest-to-shop-for friends and family members!
Our selection of traditional tree decor includes various old-world glass, whimsical vintage-style paper, and gilded metal ornaments, many of which have woodland themes. Start an Oakland Cemetery holiday ornament collection with these one-of-a-kind pieces, priced from $4.99 to $19.99.
For book lovers, this season we feature a number of new and recent titles as well as holiday books for children. A few highlights include:
Landscapes for the People, the latest book from Historic Oakland Foundation volunteers Ren and Helen Davis, who authored the acclaimed books Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery (UGA Press) and Atlanta Walks (Peachtree Publishers). This beautiful volume is a well-curated survey of the work of George Alexander Grant, the first chief photographer of the National Park Service. Grant’s story unfolds through his amazing images of America’s great national parks and reveals a talented and dedicated individual. His passion for photography and our national parks drove him to create thousands of enduring images of timeless beauty. These photographs rivaled in quality those of his contemporaries Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. This book is a great gift for anyone who loves photography or has an interest in the history and beauty of our national parks. Get your own autographed copy in our Museum Shop for $39.99.
Favorite Christmas Poems, a collection of poems ranging from serious seasonal reflections by Martin Luther and John Milton to flights of fancy by Lewis Carroll and Kenneth Grahame. Among other contributors are Christina Rosetti, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson and of course, Clement C. Moore, who wrote the classic “A Visit from Saint Nicholas.” Priced at $4.95, this tome is a great small gift for poetry lovers.
Memories of the Mansion by Jennifer W. Dickey and Catherine M. Lewis is an elegant coffee-table volume that comprehensively covers the history of the Georgia governor’s mansion. Filled with first-hand accounts of the creation and workings of the mansion through the years, the book includes anecdotes and remembrances from various first families of Georgia who have lived in the mansion, as well as numerous official and personal photographs. The state’s most historic home is brought to life, and you can purchase a signed copy for $39.99.
Set in historic Oakland Cemetery, The Demon Trappers series for young adults by Jana Oliver delivers edge-of-your-seat suspense, magic, and a touch of romance. The perfect gift for readers who like epic stories of otherworldly heroics, volumes one through four are in stock and priced at $9.99 each.
Artistic kids and adults alike will love these seasonal coloring books. The Creative Haven Christmas Trees Coloring Book ($5.99) is filled with an assortment of various Christmas trees to color, while the Chanukah Coloring Book ($3.99) celebrates Chanukah traditions.
Pocket Doodles for Christmas ($9.99) is the perfect stocking stuffer for those who love to let their imaginations run wild. The book includes an advent calendar and holiday prompts from A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker, classic Christmas carols and much more.
Stop by during this season to experience historic Oakland Cemetery! Proceeds from all purchases go directly to Historic Oakland Foundation, which works to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery.