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HERA Atlanta Spring Meeting

  • 01 May 2013
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Atlanta, GA
HERA Atlanta Spring Meeting: “May Day: Disaster plans and lessons learned from short and long term recovery”

Please join us for HERA Atlanta’s spring program, “May Day: Disaster plans and lessons learned from short and long term recovery” on May 1 from 2-4 pm at Lyrasis on 1438 West Peachtree Street.

David Moore, Executive Director of the Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, GA, will talk about the disaster plan that was in place for the Historic Oakland Cemetery before the tornado of 2008, what the long term recovery after the tornado looked like, and whether the disaster plan was effective as well as other lessons learned after the recovery.

Following the presentation will be a panel discussion that looks at preparing and revising disaster plans. The program is free and open to all.

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For more information, please contact Merri Torre, Chair of Communications, at

HERA is an Atlanta area network dedicated to protecting cultural institutions from disaster: The Heritage Emergency Response Alliance (HERA) is an affiliation of institutions and persons interested in preserving the cultural heritage in the Metro Atlanta area and serving as a resource to cultural institutions around the state. HERA comprises of a group of curators, archivists, librarians, preservation specialists, conservators, emergency management personal, disaster recovery vendors, safety and security staff, and individuals with an interest in protecting cultural institutions and collections.

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