Historic Oakland Foundation needs your help!
Historic Oakland Foundation works hard in pursuit of its mission to restore Oakland Cemetery and enhance its beautiful Victorian gardens. Spring is usually a busy time for Historic Oakland Foundation, bringing Oakland Cemetery’s gardens and our programs to life. We usually welcome tens of thousands of visitors to the Cemetery to enjoy spring blossoms, walking tours, plant sales, and special events. All of these activities are an integral part of our mission to share Oakland Cemetery with the public and generate revenue that is critical to our ability to carry out our work of preserving and restoring Oakland Cemetery.
Of course, these are unusual times. In light of the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 public health crisis, we have closed the Visitors Center and postponed or canceled all scheduled activities, including tours, programs, and special events. This is the right thing for us to do and the best way for us to keep our visitors, volunteers, and staff safe. Unfortunately, as a result, we are now faced with the implications of more than $500,000 in lost revenue.