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Oakland Cemetery

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248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
404-688-2107

April 2019

Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2019

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2019

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 stories to tell—both stunning victories and heart-wrenching tragedies. Join one of our…

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History, Mystery, and Mayhem

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on April 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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With more than 70,000 souls interred in its hallowed grounds, it’s no mystery that Oakland Cemetery has its share of the surreal. Hear the stories that defy explanation and eerie events that have passed into local legend, from mysterious burials…

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Author’s Afternoon: Proven Plants, Southern Gardens by Erica Glasener [Members]

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Author, horticulturalist, and television personality Erica Glasener hosts a discussion of her book, Proven Plants, Southern Gardens. Erica hosted “A Gardener’s Diary” on HGTV for more than a decade and produced Growing a Greener World on GPB. Erica is the…

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Oakland’s Music Makers

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on August 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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From spirituals to shape-note singing, Oakland Cemetery’s musical roots are deep and far-reaching — and the tradition continues to this day. From Atlanta’s earliest days into the modern era, the city has long been a magnet for the musically-inclined. This…

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May 2019

Love Stories of Oakland: Spring Date Night

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Grab your spring fling or longtime love and get to Oakland Cemetery for a unique outdoor date night - Love Stories of Oakland: Spring Date Night is back by popular demand! Enjoy more than 20 tour stops through Oakland’s Victorian garden cemetery…

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Victorian Symbolism

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Victorians were fascinated by the past and borrowed symbols they learned from the archaeological digs taking place in Egypt, Greece, Israel, and Turkey. In many cases, the symbols were originally secular but were changed to religious, and could have a…

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The Jewish Grounds of Oakland

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on September 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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This tour examines the Jewish Grounds of Oakland Cemetery and identifies patterns of assimilation and persistence that began to surface as waves of Jewish immigrants entered and adapted to the culture of Victorian America. In 1860, Atlanta was home to…

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Illumine 2019

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on May 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on May 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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  Illumine : light up or brighten; enlighten (someone) spiritually or intellectually   lllumine 2019 is an unforgettable interactive evening event for the whole family designed to (literally) shed light on the fascinating untold stories and unique beauty of Atlanta’s historic…

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Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland

May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 11, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on May 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on May 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on October 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on October 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 20, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on October 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm

One event on October 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Discover the history, the period gardens, and the art and architecture that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is an outdoor museum of Atlanta’s history with over 70,000 stories to tell—both stunning victories and heart-wrenching tragedies. Join one of our…

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Black Magnolias

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on May 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Historically, many African American women worked as maids, child nurses, cooks, and laundresses—all while managing their own households. As educational opportunities became available following the Civil War and emancipation, African American women aspired to occupations beyond domestic service. Many sought…

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Fear and Accusation: The Leo Frank Story

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on July 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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In 1913 Atlanta was a city in transition socially, culturally, and politically. The Old South had crumbled less than 50 years before, and the memory of the Civil War still hung heavy in the air. The Leo Frank story began…

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Oakland All-Stars – Homeschool Program

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Go team! Atlanta is home to several college and pro teams (including Major League Soccer champs!), diehard fans, and many sports traditions – all of which is a part of Atlanta’s history and culture. Discover the origins of some of…

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Dying in the 19th Century

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on May 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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From the log cabin the Cherokee Indians called “medicine house” to the establishment of Atlanta Medical College to the medical advances resulting from the Civil War, this tour traces the history of death and disease in Atlanta in the 19th…

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June 2019

From Terminus to Terminals: People Who Put Atlanta in Motion

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on September 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Atlanta is a major transportation hub, but the city owes its beginning to the railroad. As far back as the early 1800s, when this area was nothing but forest, Georgia’s leaders recognized its ideal location as a connecting point for…

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Tunes from the Tombs

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Come and enjoy a day of incredible music in Atlanta's most unique music venue! What is Tunes from the Tombs? Now in its ninth year, Tunes from the Tombs is a day of incredible music and performances at one of the…

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The Art and Architecture of Death

June 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 8, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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From ancient times, people have sought to honor and perpetuate the memory of departed loved ones. In the 19th century, the development of rural, non-sectarian cemeteries like Oakland provided a setting that allowed for a diverse array of funerary tributes.…

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Summer Photography Walk

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Historic Oakland Cemetery is a showcase for Victorian funerary sculpture and architecture, a botanical preserve with cultivated gardens, and a stunning cultural landscape in the heart of Atlanta. Rich in subjects and scenes, Historic Oakland Cemetery is a photographer’s dream…

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Pioneers of Atlanta

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Meet the founding sons and daughters of a town originally known as “Terminus.”  Wander among the graves of the first farmers, lawyers, early mayors, and town commissioners.  Hear stories of accomplishments and failures, civil strife, gunfights, and interaction with other…

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Oakland’s All-Stars: Sports Legends of Atlanta

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on April 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on June 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on September 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Go team! Atlanta is home to five major sports teams, several powerhouse universities, and diehard fans who celebrate buzzer beaters and rage over bad calls with equal passion and tenacity. Each of these teams, their fans, and their traditions are…

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Oakland and the Civil War

June 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on June 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on July 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on August 31, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Stand at the site where General Hood watched the Battle of Atlanta. Hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase and Andrew’s Raiders. See the Lion of Atlanta as it lies wounded and dying over unknown soldiers from nearby battlefields and hospitals,…

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July 2019

We Shall Overcome: African American Stories From Civil War to Civil Rights

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on September 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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“We Shall Overcome” became the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, but the origin of the song dates back to antebellum days and a spiritual sung by enslaved people, “No More Auction Block for Me.” This tour…

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Epitaphs – The Immortality of Words

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on July 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on October 5, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on April 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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How would you like to be remembered?  Victorians gave considerable thought to this concept.  An epitaph is described as “a statement commemorating or epitomizing a deceased person.”  Join us as we explore some of the fascinating epitaphs that grace the…

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