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‘Landscapes of the Hereafter’

The Circle Gallery at the College of Environment and Design will feature three historic Athens cemeteries-Old Athens Cemetery, Oconee Hill Cemetery and Gospel Pilgrim Cemetery-in a new exhibit.

The exhibit, Landscapes of the Hereafter: Three Historic Cemeteries in Athens, Ga., will be on display Oct. 9 through Nov. 7. A free public opening reception will be held Oct. 9 from 4:30-6 p.m.

In addition to photographs of these cemeteries, the exhibit also will examine the relationship between burial grounds and the disciplines of landscape architecture and historic preservation. Graduate students in the College of Environment and Design will be assisting curator Janine Duncan in creating the show. Duncan is the preservation planner for UGA’s Facilities Management Division.
All three cemeteries featured are on the National Register of Historic Places and tell interesting stories about Athens’ past.

This exhibit is underwritten with generous support from the Friends of Oconee Hill Cemetery.