Wednesday, November 1 at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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.
HOF’s Grave Diggers are invited to a spooky celebration at Oakland Cemetery! Join us on Wednesday, November 1 for BOOze After Dark, a Halloween-themed fete that includes our guided walking tour, “Dying in the 19th Century,” followed by spirits, tricks and treats at the Bell Tower.
Dying in the 19th Century
From the log cabin the Cherokee Indians called “medicine house,” to the establishment of Atlanta Medical College, to the medical advances resulting from the Civil War, this tour traces the history of death and disease in Atlanta in the 19th century. Atlanta in the early 1800s was considered the frontier. The rough and sometimes violent lifestyle, combined with the humid climate and swampy land, all contributed to illness, injury, and death among the population. Learn about the mystery and science of death and dying during a time when the discovery of germ theory and anesthesia coexisted with the use of leeches, water cures, and medical quackery.
Wednesday, November 1
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Tour begins at 6 p.m.
Grave Digger Members: Free*
*Discount will be applied at checkout