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Building Resiliency in Historic Cemeteries

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TWC News Releases – July 26, 2022

Texas Historical Commission invites all with an interest to participate in the sixth and final webinar in the Cemetery Disaster Training series— Building Resiliency in Historic Cemeteries. This series trains stewards of historic cemeteries to better prepare for and respond to disasters.

A resilient historic cemetery has the capacity to adapt to changing conditions and to prepare for, withstand, and rapidly recover from disruptions—including those brought on by natural disasters. 

The upcoming webinar will focus on the key components for building a resilient cemetery. Learn how to set attainable goals in the areas of preservation maintenance, safety, community involvement, and funding support to ensure historic cemeteries can endure whatever challenges they might face.

This webinar will be held on Zoom, Thursday, August 4, at noon. Participation is free, but you must sign-up to receive the Zoom link. Click here to REGISTER.

This project is made possible by a grant from the National Park Service’s Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund to address the consequences of Hurricane Harvey on historic properties in Texas.

Indianola Cemetery (Calhoun County) was designated a Historic Texas Cemetery in 2009

Cemetery Disaster Training Resources

The first five webinars in the Cemetery Disaster Training series addressed fundamental actions cemetery stewards can take prior to disaster striking, as well as steps to take immediately after an event. Click here to view previously recorded webinars.

This project is made possible by a grant from the National Park Service’s Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund to address the consequences of Hurricane Harvey on historic properties in Texas.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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