Oakland Cemetery is launching a $1 million fundraising campaign to preserve a tree canopy that has suffered a loss of about 50 percent since 1982. This is the latest push in the cemetery’s ongoing effort to promote and protect trees in the city’s original garden cemetery.
It’s good news, with a twist. The free, guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American Grounds are sold out every weekend in Black History Month. The sell-outs happen to coincide with the completion of the first hardscape restoration in this part of the cemetery.
The Greek leader Pericles said something about legacy that is worth recollecting in the final weekend of the campaign in Atlanta’s general election. Oakland Cemetery is putting in its 2 cents, as well.
At the intersection of Memorial Drive and Boulevard sits Oakland Cemetery, the City of Atlanta’s first official burial grounds. Established in 1850 on an original six acres of land, Oakland now spans 88 acres and is home to thousands of residents. Among them are names familiar to most generations of Atlantans, a “who’s who” of […]
Historic Oakland Cemetery is expanding its efforts to share information about the restoration of the African American Grounds section of the city’s cemetery. Two guided tours are scheduled this week, on Wednesday and Saturday. Admission is free and registration is required.
Former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell, now president of the Buckhead Coalition, is making arrangements to be interred in Historic Oakland Cemetery. The proposal is to get its first public discussion at Tuesday’s meeting of the Atlanta City Council’s Community Development Committee.
Atlanta’s Historic Oakland Cemetery will give a nod to its roots as a garden cemetery when it opens its doors Saturday morning for its fifth annual Spring Plant Sale, featuring a demonstration on container gardening.
Oakland Cemetery has restored the graves of two black women who accomplished the unthinkable at the turn of the 20th century. One was graduated from medical school and her sister served as a lawyer and professor at Morris Brown College.
Historic Oakland Foundation is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Oct. 2 during Oakland Cemetery’s annual Victorian fall festival, Sunday in the Park, which benefits the foundation that preserves and maintains the burial ground.