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Oakland Cemetery

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248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States

August 2019

Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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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 Avenue Southeast
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

August 25 @ 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 Avenue Southeast
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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Crypt Con

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Free - $12.00

Calling all Pokemon trainers, Stormtrooopers, wizards, Klingons, and folks of all fandoms! If you're in town early for the Con and looking for something fun for all ages, explore Atlanta's necropolis with a sunset tour of Oakland Cemetery. Located only…

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Oakland and the Civil War

August 31 @ 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 Avenue Southeast
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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September 2019

Young Historians: History Comes Alive

September 6 @ 10:00 am
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One event on October 4, 2019 at 10:00 am

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Free - $16.00

With more than 70,000 people buried in Oakland, there are thousands of stories waiting to be told. During this two-part homeschool program (September 6 and October 4), Young Historians will learn skills for creative writing, research and write about an…

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The Art and Architecture of Death

September 8 @ 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 Avenue Southeast
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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From Terminus to Terminals: People Who Put Atlanta in Motion

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

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
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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The Jewish Grounds of Oakland

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

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
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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We Shall Overcome: African American Stories From Civil War to Civil Rights

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

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
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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Oakland’s All-Stars: Sports Legends of Atlanta

September 22 @ 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 Avenue Southeast
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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Autumn Equinox Yoga (Free)

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Join us at North Public Grounds for FREE Autumn Equinox Yoga on Monday, September 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. This gentle yoga class accessible for people of all ages, abilities, genders, and faiths. The practice will incorporate physical movements,…

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Fall Plant Sale Member Preview

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Historic Oakland Foundation members get first pick of plants and flowers available for purchase at the annual Fall Plant Sale! Join us for a members-only pre-sale event on Friday, September 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. HOF memberships will be…

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Fall Plant Sale

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Beaumont Allen Greenhouse will be brimming with seasonal blooms during Historic Oakland Foundation’s annual Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, September 28. The Fall Plant Sale is free and open to the public, who can peruse a wide…

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Victorian Symbolism

September 28 @ 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 Avenue Southeast
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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Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Back before cities built public parks, people would bring a picnic basket and some musical instruments (and maybe a few adult libations) to the local cemetery and revere the dead by celebrating life in what was often one of the…

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October 2019

Epitaphs – The Immortality of Words

October 5 @ 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 Avenue Southeast
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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History, Mystery, and Mayhem

October 6 @ 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 Avenue Southeast
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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Run Like Hell 5K

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Join Historic Oakland Foundation for the 12th annual Run Like Hell 5K on October 12, 2019! The largest cemetery run in the country, Run Like Hell is one of Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood 5K fundraisers, and all proceeds go to the…

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Dying in the 19th Century

October 13 @ 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 Avenue Southeast
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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Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - October 27 @ 10:30 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Our Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Halloween Tours, which sell out every July, are a favorite autumn tradition in Atlanta. Designed to enlighten rather than frighten, Capturing the Spirit of Oakland tours bring to life the stories of some of…

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November 2019

Young Historians: An Oakland Outing to Grant Park

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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Free - $8.00

Although Oakland is considered Atlanta’s first green space, our neighbor to the south – Grant Park – holds the honor of the city’s oldest public park. Founded in 1883, Grant Park and the surrounding Victorian neighborhood is one of Atlanta’s…

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