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Oakland Cemetery: This Place Matters

by Neale Nickels, Director of Preservation On Monday evening I was very humbled and honored to win the Jenny D. Thurston Memorial Award at the 2016 Atlanta Urban Design Commission Awards of Excellence ceremony. It made me think a lot…

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A Fitting Tribute for the Goat Man

Each year during Halloween, Historic Oakland Foundation brings to life the stories of a few of its residents during the ever-popular Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween tours. Presented through vivid historical re-enactments, these tours impart the stories of Atlantans…

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Oakland Tours in Focus: The Jewish Grounds of Oakland

Every May, the contributions and achievements of Jewish Americans are celebrated during Jewish American Heritage Month. Programs, ceremonies, and activities throughout the month honor the generations of Jewish Americans who’ve enriched our national culture. A tour of Cemetery recognizes the…

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Masters of Preservation

by Neale Nickels Director of Preservation It’s April in Georgia. The smell of tea olive and jasmine is in the air; dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom; and droves of people fly in to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport as they…

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