Historic Oakwood is one of Raleigh's oldest and most historically protected neighborhoods. In fact, it is the only intact nineteenth century neighborhood in Raleigh. Robin Simonton, executive director of Oakwood Cemetery and Bruce Miller, a Raleigh historian who serves as a cemetery guide, have joined forces to tell stories of the men and women who helped develop Raleigh in Historic Oakwood Cemetery. From the first Confederate soldiers laid to rest to the social activists and educators more recently interred, 150 years of life are reflected in this volume of history and photographs. Join us Thursday, August 24 at 7pm to explore Raleigh's first local historic district.
Bruce and Robin will be introduced by Josh Shaffer, News & Observer columnist.
Oakwood Cemetery evolved from a final resting place for Confederate soldiers to a modern "cemetery full of life," reflecting over 150 years of the remarkable history of Raleigh, North Carolina.