Greg Van Antwerp

urban archeologist

*History Hunter * Presenter* 

 In 2009 I was spending a lot of time surfing the 'net reading the text of bloggers and wondering how they did it. As a New Year's resolution I decided to start my own blog and pick up some social media skills. 

It wasn't hard to come up with a topic; I only needed to look around my den/office. I've been visiting estate, garage, tag sales my whole life. As long as I can remember I have alway enjoyed the thrill of a unique discovery. Who doesn't? 

I have never embraced re-selling my discoveries. I find greater satisfaction in finding the story behind the object and looking for its significance. 

 

Having had a career managing community projects allowed me to connect with groups and organizations that value local history and culture.  It has also helped to support my passion for weekend journeys and the search for good stories.

 I still contribute to the blog I started in 2009. You can find it by clicking here - The blog on this site I reserve for more in-depth posts. Please enjoy them both.   

The original blog, with hundreds of posts, gave me enough recognition to get me my first speaking engagement in 2013. What followed has been a growing series of lecture opportunities - an unexpected benefit I thoroughly enjoy.  

 

My goal is to keep on searching... to find  forgotten history, lost items and unsung heroes, to preserve, share and educate. 

 

This is Urban Archeology.

 

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