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2015 Annual SAC Membership begins January 1, 2015


Start the new year with a new membership or membership renewal.
Great gift giving idea! Lots of new membership levels! Enjoy all the events and preserve our Historic Austin City Cemeteries.
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Save Austin's Cemeteries is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving historic cemeteries in Austin through documentation and education, and promoting historic cemeteries of Austin as local and state cultural resources.

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See the Join Us page for details on becoming an SAC member.
 


Save Austin's Cemeteries is proud to offer Austin's Historic Oakwood Cemetery: Under the Shadow of the Texas Capitol for sale. Oakwood Cemetery is a collection of graves and also of stories.

These stories of Austin's beginnings form the foundation of a modern metropolis and have created the vibrant cultural and political heart of Texas.

In compiling this volume of narratives and photographs, we hoped to create connections from Austin's start as a 19th century wild outpost to the 21st century city we know today. If you've visited Oakwood, even if you've only driven through on Main Street, you cannot have missed the names Zilker, Kreisle, and Scarbrough on the monuments that line either side of the street. If you've explored a bit further, more familiar names appear along the shady lanes, and questions begin. Who exactly were these people, why are their names all over town, what did they contribute to Austin? And who are the others, and are there nameless ones--surely there are many?

The tales and pictures in this book will answer some of those questions. In our continuing preservation work in Oakwood Cemetery, we've learned its stories from the shades and shadows and we're eager to share them with you. $16.25 each including sales tax. 6"x9" paperback with 126 pages, black and white photographs on semi-gloss paper. Shipping & handling $5.95 (for up to 6 books).

All proceeds from book sales will benefit cemetery preservation projects.
Click Here to order your copy.
For more information or to pick up a copy of the book, please contact info@sachome.org


Upcoming Events...

April 4

Photo-documentation session at 9:00 a.m. and a cleaning session at beautiful Oakwood Cemetery at 10:00 a.m.
Bring your digital camera and USB cords, as well as sensible closed-toed shoes, appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and water.

April 11

Please join Save Austin’s Cemeteries on Saturday, April 11th 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. as we host a Descendants Day Walking Tour at Oakwood Cemetery!

Take a walk with S.A.C. tour guides as we honor our local past, educate future generations, and celebrate community in Austin  Hear descendants tell stories of their ancestors who helped to lay the foundation for our city as we’ve come to know it today. 

Stops on the tour will include descendants of:

Tours are free, and donations are welcome with proceeds benefiting Save Austin’s Cemeteries preservation projects. We hope to see you there!  Oakwood Cemetery, 1601 Navasota Street (just south of UT baseball field)

Please see our calendar for a complete listing of scheduled events.

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