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December 11, 2016
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Famed explorer to lecture at The Columns Museum

Cave explorer Chris Nicola will present at the Columns Museum in Milford, PA on April 11.
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MILFORD, PA — On Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m., the Pike County Historical Society and Museum will host a lecture by caver and explorer Chris Nicola, followed by a cocktail reception and a chance to meet and greet the lecturer. Nicola is the founder of the Priest’s Grotto Heritage Project and is credited with discovering the caves in the Ukraine where several families hid during the Holocaust.

Nicola will relate the story about how his explorations led to the making of the full-length film “No Place on Earth,” which tells the story of how, in 1942, 38 men, women and children slid down a cold, muddy hole in the ground seeking refuge from the war above in a pitch-black underground world.

The presentation will be held in the Foundation Room of the Columns Museum. Tickets cost $25 and include lecture and reception. Space is limited, so reserve by calling 570/296-8126 or emailing pikemuse@ptd.net.