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Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours - Oakland Cemetery
Oct 18 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Historic Jewish Atlanta Tours - Oakland Cemetery

Experience History at its Source!

Join us for our next Historic Jewish Atlanta Tour destination at 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.

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

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

FREE for members
$10/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.

Support for this program is provided, in part, by the Georgia Archives Month’s “Spotlight Program.” The Historic Jewish Atlanta Tour of Oakland Cemetery is being held as part of the Georgia Archives Month (GAM) celebration, which seeks to raise public awareness of the vital role played by archives, historical institutions, and records office through the state. To learn more about GAM, please visit www.soga.org/archivesmonth.

This tour is presented in partnership with Historic Oakland Foundation.


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