Oconee Hill Cemetery, located adjacent to campus, is a new partner for service-learning activities. In 2011, Historic Preservation students in the College of Environment and Design began preservation advocacy work for this historic cemetery; and students from the New Media Institute developed an app for self-touring the cemetery.
They are interested in additional collaborations across a range of disciplines, such as:
Development of self-guided tours
Grant development/research on foundations that favor cemetery preservation.
Expand general public awareness: historical treasure, value as large green space, military campaigns and significance of those buried within, UGA notables/connections (as well as state), as an active cemetery.
Entranceway enhancement/landscape development.
Documenting architectural evolution/preservation.
To get involved with the Friends of Oconee Hill Cemetery or for more information, please contact Helen Mills, firstname.lastname@example.org