Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
Thursday, August 15th
$10 at the door for non-members.
Hold onto your seat because you’ll never believe what’s under your feet. That’s right, we’re going underground. Our tour guide is Will Hunt, a man obsessed with anything below ground. It all started when he was sixteen years old. After discovering an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house in Providence, Rhode Island, he was hopelessly hooked on exploring underground worlds: from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York City to sacred caves, catacombs, tombs, bunkers and ancient underground cities around the world. In a narrative spanning continents and epochs, Hunt follows a cast of subterraneaphiles who have dedicated themselves to this type of investigation. He tracks the origins of life with a team of NASA microbiologists a mile beneath the Black Hills, camps out for three days with urban explorers in the catacombs and sewers of Paris, descends with an Aboriginal family into a 35,000-year-old mine in the Australian outback, and glimpses a sacred sculpture molded by Paleolithic artists in the depths of a cave in the Pyrenees. We’re quite sure at the end of this talk, you’ll never look at the ground the same way again.
When: Thursday, August 15th, 7:00 PM
Where: Museums on the Green Cultural Center, 55 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth MA
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