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July 2019

Historic Oakland Cemetery

Monday, July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30068 United States
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Atlanta City fathers purchased six acres in 1850 to be a public burial ground for a young but fast-growing town that already had a population of more than 2,500. It was designed as a rural garden cemetery, a 19th Century innovation conceived as an alternative to traditional graveyards. Today, it is a National Historic Place with beautiful gardens, remarkable statuary and famous interments. Come and hear David Moore, the Executive Director of Historic Oakland, introduce you to the fascinating time capsule…

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