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Historic Oakwood Cemetery: History, Love and Life Book Talk

August 12, 2017

Join the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' State Library of North Carolina, State Archives of North Carolina, and Historic Oakwood Cemetery for a book talk and signing given by Historic Oakwood Cemetery authors Robin Simonton and Bruce Miller. The authors will discuss the history, love and life of Historic Oakwood Cemetery. 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. Many of the men and women who lived that history and developed this Southern capital - from soldiers to politicians to educators and clergy, from merchants and craftsmen to social activist and laborers - now rest in Oakwood, memorialized in monuments that grace this lovely garden cemetery. Immediately following the program, there will be a book signing. The Oakwood Second Line Band will make a special appearance and play several New Orleans second line favorites.

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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