Harrisburg ProgramSaturday, October 23

64-01 Environment and Tradition on and by the River: The Susquehanna National Heritage Area

Saturday, October 23, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Harrisburg Ballroom: Lancaster/Getty

This live event will not be recorded.

Sponsored by the AFS Local Planning Committee


Chair: David J. Puglia (Bronx Community College)

Forum participants:

Jamie C. Kinsley (Penn State University)

Paul Nevin (Susquehanna National Heritage Area)

The Susquehanna National Heritage Area, based at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage, is the 55th Congressionally designated areas in the nation. The NHAs take a grassroots, community-driven approach to heritage conservation and economic development. The Susquehanna NHA is devoted to the Susquehanna River through Lancaster and York Counties as a cultural destination for residents as well as visitors.  In this forum, Paul Nevin, director of the Zimmerman Center, discusses the work of the Susquehanna NHA to integrate interpretation of the folklife on and by the river with the conservation of natural resources.