From the Practical Preservation Podcast with host Danielle Keperling published August 13, 2020.
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Adam Zurn, the founder of Uncharted Lancaster, joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss his website’s dual function as an educational and adventure tool. We covered multiple topics, including:
- How his background as a child of the 1980s influenced his curious, adventurous side, and the inspiration for Uncharted Lancaster
- How Uncharted Lancaster includes “adventures” with directions to locations as well as ciphers and other clues to unlock hidden finds and other treasures to encourage interest in local natural and historical resources
- Notable adventures, like “armchair” adventures – inaccessible to the public but available virtually and vicariously through Adam – including the Pequehanna Inn
- Uncharted Lancaster’s broad-reach and universal appeal, activities are appropriate for anyone seeking an active way to learn more about local history, particularly families with children and young adolescents.
- Uncharted Lancaster’s recent partnership with Lancaster Conservancy on some new adventures, focusing on Water Week.
- Adam’s recommended adventures for families with younger children (Pequea Trolley Trail) and older children (Enola Low-Grade Adventure)
- The challenge of exposing more people to these little-known places and histories, while some argue that it puts the peace, preservation, and cleanliness of these locations at risk
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