Upcoming Tour Schedule

9/22/2019

Oakland Cemetery

Plunge into historic Jewish Atlanta with exclusive tours of some of the city’s most significant sites! Join us as we explore Historic Oakland Cemetery. Amidst a backdrop of gardens, sculptures, and final resting places for many of Atlanta’s most notable citizens, explore the history, burial customs, and symbolism found throughout the Jewish Grounds of this powerful city landmark. Hear the fascinating stories of life and persistence as waves of Jewish immigrants entered and adapted to the culture of Victorian America.

Where
Meet at Oakland Cemetery Visitor Center at 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Schedule
10-10:30am: Welcome and nosh
10:30-11:30: Tour

Price
$18 for Members
$25 for Non-Members

 

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About Oakland Cemetery:
Founded in 1850, Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery spans 48 acres of gardens, wildlife and sculpture. Oakland is the final resting place for 70,000 people, including author Margaret Mitchell, 27 Atlanta mayors, six former governors, Civil War generals and soldiers, and thousands of unmarked graves. Oakland Cemetery offers critical green space for recreation and serves as a cultural resource for lifelong learners who come to study history, art, architecture, archaeology, horticulture, photography and more. Working in partnership with the City of Atlanta, Historic Oakland Foundation works to preserve, restore, enhance and share Oakland Cemetery. Visit www.oaklandcemetery.com for more details.

This tour is presented in partnership with Historic Oakland Foundation and The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

 

11/3/2019

 

Factory Town

Originally known as the Fulton Mill Village, Cabbagetown has a long and storied history in the annals of the Southern mill town. Intrepid guests will navigate this historic district’s past and present by: 

  • Walking along its narrow European-like streets and viewing unique forms of architecture that contribute so greatly to the neighborhood’s character;
  • Engaging with locally owned and family-run businesses along its 130-plus-year-old commercial center; and
  • and learning about the Fulton Cotton Mill and bearing witness to its place in Atlanta’s complex social, economic, and cultural web in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

 

Schedule
2-3:30pm Tour

Price
$18 for Members
$25 for Non-Members

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This tour is presented in partnership with The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

 

12/1/2019

 

The Temple

Join us as we explore The Temple. Founded in 1867, the Temple is Atlanta’s oldest synagogue and one of the most historic Jewish religious institutions in America. Travel 150 years through its history to discover how the Temple and its community have changed and grown with time. Uncover a past forged by a commitment to both Jewish life and social justice work that continues to inspire and shape the city of Atlanta as a whole.

 

Where

The Temple, located at 1589 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

 

Schedule
2-2:30: Nosh

2:30-3:30: Tour

 

Price

$18 for Members
$25 for Non-Members

 

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This tour is presented in partnership with The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

 

1/26/2020

 

The Roosevelt

Plunge into historic Jewish Atlanta with exclusive tours of some of the city’s most significant sites! Join us as we explore an intimate behind-the-scenes access to Roosevelt High School. This tour delves into the:

 

  • History of Atlanta’s public school system;
  • Its expansion in the 20th Century; and
  • and the unique heritage and architecture behind this neighborhood jewel located on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Where

The Roosevelt Historic Apartment Homes, 745 Hansell St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

 

Schedule
2-3:30pm Tour

 

Price

$18 for Members
$25 for Non-Members

 

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This tour is presented in partnership with The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

 

3/22/2020

Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill

Plunge into historic Jewish Atlanta with exclusive tours of some of the city’s most significant sites! Join us as we explore Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill. Once the largest employer in Atlanta, the Fulton Bag & Cotton Mill is now loft apartments and condos. Explore the Jewish history of the factory and how it gave rise to Cabbagetown and also Georgia Tech.

Where
Meet us at Patch Works Art and History Center, 593 Gaskill St. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316. (We will walk to Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts from this location)

 

Schedule
10-10:30am: Welcome and nosh
10:30-11:30: Tour

 

Price
FREE!

FREE! parking is available at Agave Restaurant which is next door to the Patch Works.

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Presented in partnership with Phoenix Flies presented by the Atlanta Preservation Center, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, and The Patch Works Art & History Center

 

4/5/2020

Vice City: Sex, Sin, Stock Cars, and Booze 

The unabashed are invited to join us for a deep dive into Atlanta’s notorious red-light district; the combustible push-and-pull behind prohibition and race relations; and the dare-devil “trippers” who quenched Atlanta’s insatiable thirst by smuggling moonshine in souped-up Fords from the north Georgia mountains and laid the groundwork for NASCAR. 

 

Where

This tour meets at the Atlanta Zero Milepost at 22-2 Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 

30303

 

Schedule
2-3:30pm Tour

 

Price

$18 for Members
$25 for Non-Members

 

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This tour is presented in partnership with The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.

 

5/17/2020

The Beltline 

Twenty years ago, a Georgia Tech grad student outlined a vision in a master’s thesis that has literally transformed the Gate City. Today, nothing reflects the Atlanta’s 21st Century urban renewal better than the Beltline, a network of railroad tracks converted into biking and walking trails that will form a contiguous loop of 33 miles once completed. Join us for a tour of Atlanta’s past and present as we ponder what, exactly, these trends portend for the future.

 

Where

TBD 

 

Schedule

2-3:30pm Tour

 

Price

$18 for Members
$25 for Non-Members

 

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This tour is presented in partnership with The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.