Thu, Jun 07|
All Saints' Parish House
Investigating Abandoned New Jersey
There is a lot that can be learned from the uninhabited and abandoned properties in the tristate area. Come to this free event and enjoy as actor and historian Luke Boyd brings them back to life.
Time & Location
Jun 07, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
All Saints' Parish House, 15 Basking Ridge Rd, Millington, NJ 07946, USA
About The Event
Please join the Long Hill Historical Society for our upcoming lecture, "UrbEx 101: Investigating Abandoned New Jersey."
When many think of adventure and exploration, exotic locations and ancient civilizations may come to mind. However, urban exploration, or “UrbEx,” can happen in our backyards. There’s a lot that can be learned from uninhibited and abandoned landscape. In this session, through case studies from the tristate area, participants will examine abandoned properties and the narratives that accompany them. The value of learning about these abandoned spaces in our backyards as well as the safety and ethical aspects of UrbEx will be discussed.
Lecturer Luke Boyd is a public historian, actor, and museum professional. In his career he has had the privilege to work and study at some of America’s most storied places. As a living historian, Luke has brought personages of the American past to life, from the obscure to the more renowned. Luke has additional interests in urban exploration, cinematic history, and American commemorative culture.