Syracuse Group Uncovering History at Oakwood Cemetery

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The idea of visiting a cemetery might give you a sad or eerie feeling, but one group says it should inspire wonder and curiosity.

Members of the Historic Oakwood Cemetery Preservation Association and Morningside Cultural Trails host educational walks through Syracuse’s Oakwood Cemetery.

They say you can learn about species of trees, architecture, and history — all in one place. That’s why they’re encouraging all generations to visit and learn from the last.

“It is a place of death of course where people are buried but they still remain alive with their monuments and you see the monuments and you can say, ‘Well who is this person?’” said Karl Orlick, of the Historic Oakwood Cemetery Preservation Association.

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