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November 15 2009
KUT 90.50 Radio
Spooky Investigation to Revive a Cemetery

October 31 2009
3rd Annual Murder, Mayhem, and Misadventure Walking Tours
Graveyard tour details Austin's early murders and untimely deaths

September 14 2009
Cemetery Investigation

September 11 2009
Found Bone is Identified as Human - Picture

September 9 2009
Bone Found in Historical Cemetery

July 11 2009
Quarterly Meeting - Guest speaker: Larry Jones with "The Evolution of Doomed Practices" -- A presentation of headstone conservation and repair. 2009 July

July 9 2009
Austin American-Statesman - City felling 71 trees at Oakwood Cemetery
MyFox Austin - 71 Trees in Cemetery Coming Down

July 6 2009
News 8 Austin - Story & Video
Several trees cut down at Austin’s oldest cemetery*
News 8's Jenna Hiller shows us what some want to do to protect more historic trees from being removed in the historic cemetery.

June 29 2009
News 8 Austin - Story & Video
City failed to maintain trees at East Austin cemetery*
News 8's Reagan Hackleman explains why the number of dead trees in one cemetery could grow bigger if the city doesn't step in and help out.

June 13 2009
The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, in association with Save Austin’s Cemeteries, kicked off a weeklong event in observance of Juneteenth*.
KUT 90.50 Radio - Groups Shine Spotlight on East Austin Cemetery

June 2009
SAC receives a generous grant from "The Charles and Betti Saunders Foundation" -- Pat, Steve, Kate, and Ian Saunders -- in the amount of $3,500.00!
Steve Saunders read our article in the Heritage Society of Austin's newsletter last year and was interested in what SAC is doing.
SAC will put this money toward the fees for the engineering design plans for the Oakwood Cemetery Chapel foundation repair, for which we are currently getting proposal bids.

May 16 2009 - The Statesman
Engraved Inspiration -- Cemetery provides direction for Cleaves' new CD and for his life

May 9 2009 - Walking Tour -- News 8 Austin Reports
Cemetery tour offers glimpse into early days of Texas

April 11 2009
Guest Speaker: 3rd generation Austinite, Phil Baum discussed Jewish burial and cemetery customs for the April presentation. He is the chairman of the Congregation Beth Israel's cemetery committee and has four generations of relatives buried at Oakwood.

January 10 2009
Guest speaker: Matthew Magruder on Photography the Old-fashioned Way
Matthew demonstrated photography techniques using old-style cameras for two different types of photographs: large 12" x 20" platinum/palladium contact prints and a late 1800s photographic process called Wet Plate Collodion (also called Tintype/Ambrotype photography).
See Matthew's website: Old-technique photography at Oakwood Cemetery
Also see our volunteer page for photo documentation how to's