Hof Grave Diggers July Event: Cem Mint

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Grave Diggers is HOF’s newest membership level, designed to engage Atlanta’s young professionals in our shared history. Targeted to those aged 21 to 39, Grave Digger members will have access to quarterly, exclusive Grave Digger events at Oakland Cemetery.

Historic Oakland Foundation’s Grave Diggers are invited to attend a special offering of the “Art & Architecture of Death” special topic tour, followed by refreshments at the Bell Tower porte cochere as we design our own mausoleums!

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. Memorials reflected social status, wealth, and power. In the 19th century, an unprecedented variety of materials and architectural styles were available. Focusing on the artistic and architectural design elements of funerary monuments, this tour explores the origin and use of popular 19th century grave markers including tombs and sarcophagi, obelisks and angels, monuments of all styles, shapes, and sizes and Oakland’s magnificent mausoleums. As a microcosm of society, Oakland Cemetery reflects how the people of Atlanta lived and died. Architectural and design choices made by Atlanta’s citizens during their lives followed them to the cemetery in the art and architecture that commemorates their deaths.

Event Details:
Thursday, July 13
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Grave Digger Members: Free*
Non-Members: $5
*Discount will be applied at checkout

Atlanta-based nonprofit arts organization MINT partners with HOF in this Grave Diggers offering. MINT is dedicated to cultivating a stronger arts community in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, and engages emerging artists, patrons, and creative professionals by providing studio and exhibition space, curatorial opportunities, workshops and classes, conferences, and other resources. Through these programs, MINT fosters a generous spirit, strengthens the regional economy, and enriches the creative community.
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By: Historic Oakland Cemetery

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