Young Historians: Atlanta’s African American History

Event Date:

Friday, February 17 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Please note: the February 17 Young Historians program is currently at capacity.  To be added to the waiting list, or if you registered and can no longer attend, please contact Marcy Breffle at mbreffle@oaklandcemetery.com or (404) 688-2107 so those on the waiting list can attend.


Experience a different side of Oakland Cemetery with Young Historians, Historic Oakland Foundation’s educational program for homeschool students and their families. Each program will explore a special topic and offer opportunities for students to learn in the unique setting of Oakland Cemetery.

Each two-hour program includes games, fun activities, and tours designed to engage and educate. Programs are grade-appropriate and educational activities correspond to Georgia Performance Standards.

Young Historians programs are from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Programs will be held inside the Visitors Center and outside on the grounds of Oakland Cemetery.

Atlanta’s African American History (Grades 6-8)
Wednesday, February 17
Explore Oakland Cemetery’s African American Grounds and hear the stories of people who helped shape the history of Atlanta. Discover secret symbols and solve the mystery behind grave marker meanings during a cultural treasure hunt in the African American Grounds! (Grades 6-8)
*Reservations open February 1.

Young Historians tickets are $6 for Historic Oakland Foundation members, $8 for non-members, and free for adults. Spaces are limited, so you must register to attend and you can purchase tickets when you arrive at the Visitors Center.

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