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09/22/19 - HJAT Oakland Cemetery

Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours: Oakland Cemetery
Sep 22 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours: Oakland Cemetery

Event Details

Plunge into historic Jewish Atlanta with exclusive tours of some of the city's most significant sites! Join us as we explore Historic Oakland Cemetery. Amidst a backdrop of gardens, sculptures, and final resting places for many of Atlanta’s most notable citizens, explore the history, burial customs, and symbolism found throughout the Jewish Grounds of this powerful city landmark. Hear the fascinating stories of life and persistence as waves of Jewish immigrants entered and adapted to the culture of Victorian America.

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Where
Meet at Oakland Cemetery Visitor Center at 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Schedule
10-10:30am: Welcome and nosh
10:30-11:30: Tour

Price
$18 for Members
$25 for Non-Members

About Oakland Cemetery:
Founded in 1850, Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery spans 48 acres of gardens, wildlife, and sculpture. Oakland is the final resting place for 70,000 people, including author Margaret Mitchell, 27 Atlanta mayors, six former governors, Civil War generals and soldiers, and thousands of unmarked graves. Oakland Cemetery offers critical green space for recreation and serves as a cultural resource for lifelong learners who come to study history, art, architecture, archaeology, horticulture, photography and more. Working in partnership with the City of Atlanta, Historic Oakland Foundation works to preserve, restore, enhance and share Oakland Cemetery. Visit www.oaklandcemetery.com for more details.

Note that this tour is rain or shine. Please dress weather appropriately and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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