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Oakland Tours in Focus: Poetry in the Cemetery

by Andrew Fowler, Education Program Intern April is National Poetry Month, and we recognize one form of poetry that can be found throughout Oakland Cemetery – epitaphs. Epitaphs are short inscriptions found on the grave markers of the deceased, and…

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Oakland Resident Spotlight: Rhoda Kaufman

by Marcy Breffle, Education Coordinator Rhoda Kaufman was born in Columbus, Ga., on Oct. 26, 1888. Her parents, Leo Kaufman and Bettie Friedlaender, were middle-class Jewish immigrants from Germany. Kaufman attended public school in Columbus and graduated as valedictorian of…

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Edgewood’s Historic Daffodils

by Hilary Hart Georgia Daffodil Society Member Spring is daffodil time, especially at Historic Oakland Cemetery; take a stroll and you will find an astonishing hosts of daffodils. There are the familiar yellow trumpets, but also delicate small-cupped daffodils, clutches…

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Shop Oakland: Santa Delivers More Holiday Finds

by Timothy Wright, Visitors Center & Museum Shop Manager ‘Tis the season at Oakland Cemetery's Visitors Center & Museum Shop! Each week new items arrive just in time for the holiday gift-giving season. This December, support Historic Oakland Foundation's mission and delight…

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