PHOENIX FLIES 2024 | Geology in the Cemetery

Thu Mar 14 2024 at 04:00 pm to Sat Mar 16 2024 at 11:30 am

Oakland Cemetery | Atlanta

The Atlanta Preservation Center
Publisher/HostThe Atlanta Preservation Center
PHOENIX FLIES 2024 | Geology in the Cemetery
This event will introduce guests to basic rock types and mechanisms of stone deterioration found at Oakland Cemetery.
About this Event

There is a vast history behind the grave markers at Oakland Cemetery- rich and vibrant stories of hope, despair, injustice, and rebirth- the story of Atlanta. While their telling is vital to our understanding of the City's past, we focus so heavily on them that sometimes we forget about the even older tale of the stones themselves: Where they came from; Who carved them; And why some stood the test of time better than others. In this walking tour, you will learn to identify the major stone types and observe the mechanisms of their deterioration, all while gaining an appreciation of Georgia’s geological heritage


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, United States


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