Historic Oakland Cemetery Tour - $10 – From a hilltop in Oakland Cemetery, General John B. Hood watched the Battle of Atlanta, and nearby lie soldiers from both sides who died in it. From that point you will have one of the best views of Atlanta's growing skyline, and you will begin to understand the people who came together to make Atlanta what it is today. 90 minute tour begins at 9:45am. We’ll meet in the hotel lobby at 9am on Sunday morning – 30 minutes by car or taxi – 45 minutes by MARTA. Return by noon. RSVP by Monday, May 31st.
William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum - $6 – Normally the museum
is closed on Sunday morning, but they will open for us if we have a group that
would like to tour. RSVP by Monday, May 31st. Museum Highlights:
Dr. Seuss Goes to War...and More - highlights Theodor Seuss Geisel’s art
during World War II when, as a political cartoonist, he sounded the alarm about
the dangers of isolationism, racism and antisemitism. During the years before
he became better known as “Dr. Seuss,” one of the world’s most famous and
beloved children’s book authors and illustrators, Geisel, from a German-American
Evangelical Lutheran family, began to voice his own deeply held personal
convictions through his art and his writing. In his cartoons and many of the
children’s books that followed, Ted Geisel advocated political and social
change, attacked racism and discrimination, affirmed the value of every
individual person, worked for literacy, ridiculed the arms race and fought to
protect the environment.
Creating Community: The Jews of Atlanta from 1845 to the Present - begins with the story of two young peddlers, Jacob Haas and Henry Levi, who settled here to open a dry goods store, and continues to the present day, when more than 100,000 Jews call metro Atlanta their home. The exhibition depicts Jewish residents at prayer, at home, at work, and at play, and at building both their own community and the community at large.