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Oakland Tours in Focus: Nellie Peters Black

by Marcy Breffle Education Coordinator Throughout March, we honor the generations of women who have contributed to history and contemporary society during National Women’s History Month. At Oakland Cemetery, we continue this celebration year-round with the “Women of Oakland” special…

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A Host of Golden Daffodils

Oakland’s daffodils started blooming in earnest with this week’s warm weather and I was pleased to see many Oakland Cemetery visitors enjoying them. These are the Lent Lilies, or more correctly, Narcissus pseudonarcissus. They are one of the first daffodils to…

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A 'Hex' on Oakland

By Neale Nickels, Director of Preservation Don’t be alarmed, I don’t mean that kind of hex! I mean "hex" as in hexagonal pavers, which is precisely the reason for the big mess near the pedestrian gate on Memorial Drive. Oakland’s…

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Paths to Restoration

by Neale Nickels, Director of Preservation “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” [Genesis 11:3] Good materials and hard work yield strong results. Recently, the PRO Team has been working to restore a long brick pathway in the…

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