Nearly 50 years ago, a plane crash in Paris devastated Atlanta, taking the lives of many of the city’s most ardent supporters of the arts.
June 3 marks the 50th anniversary of the crash, and The Buckhead Heritage Society has planned commemorations today and tomorrow of those who were lost, and a tribute to the city’s renewed support for the arts.
The Buckhead Heritage Society will host a lecture today, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. by Ann Uhry Abrams, author of Explosion at Orly: The Disaster that Transformed Atlanta, and Chris Moser, the producer of the 2001 GPB documentary film,The Day Atlanta Stood Still. The event will also include the screening of the film and be held at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road NW.
Tickets are $5 for Buckhead Heritage members at the Standing Peachtree or Montgomery’s Ferry levels and $15 for non-members. The event is free for