Come to the Maple Shade Barn on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm to hear filmmaker Joe Sapienza discuss his documentary “Centralia: Pennsylvania’s Lost Town.” The Centralia mine fire started over half a century ago in the summer of 1962 at the southern tip of Columbia County. It’s still burning today — and experts say it could burn for decades to come. The underground fire has forced almost an entire town, with a population of more than one thousand in 1980, to flee. There will be an opportunity to ask question of the filmmaker and to buy a signed DVD. This event is free.
The Northern York County Historical and Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) strives to inspire by connecting the lessons of the past to the challenges of today. Through hands-on experience, the past culture of the area is brought to life in a deeper and richer educational experience. Through preservation, research, and our collections, NYCHAPS seeks to inspire a different way of learning history.