LCCC to host history events about NEPA and Nanticoke's Concrete City

LCCC to host history events about NEPA and Nanticoke's Concrete City

Area residents can learn more about a 1920s abandoned state-of-the-art concrete housing development in Nanticoke and other Northeast Pennsylvania landmarks during two community events in April.

As part of NEPA Appreciation Week, Luzerne County Community College is hosting a screening of NEPADOC from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 9 and holding the Concrete City and Abandoned Pennsylvania: A Community Symposium from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 11.

Both events will be held in the Education Conference Center's auditorium at the College's main campus in Nanticoke. Free refreshments will be offered at both events and the public is invited to attend.*

"At LCCC, we are committed to serving our students and providing educational opportunities to the public," said LCCC President Thomas P. Leary. "The symposium gives our students the chance to work with other stakeholders and get real-world experience in event planning. We have students from different majors involved in the symposium who are using their areas of specialty to help make this event possible."

NEPADOC is a non-verbal documentary that highlights the history of northeast Pennsylvania.

The Concrete City and Abandoned Pennsylvania: A Community/Student Symposium will discuss the history of the once cutting-edge and innovative housing development that now sits abandoned.

LCCC students, faculty, the Nanticoke Historical Society, Luzerne County Historical Society, and the Nanticoke Conservation Club worked together to offer the two events as part of NEPA Appreciation Week.