Take a trip back in time at PPL’s Holtwood Preserve

The Susquehanna River played a vital role in the lives of the Native Americans who lived here and in the competition that erupted between the European colonial powers. Explore these turbulent times during a historical presentation from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, at PPL’s Holtwood Environmental Preserve.

Steve Runkle, a local historian with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, brings his meticulous research to Holtwood to discuss one of the pivotal moments in world history: the moment when the Old World and the New encountered each other for the first time, and how that event shaped and was shaped by the indigenous cultures and geography of the Susquehanna River Basin. The presentation will also include a recording of Iroquois songs and a hands-on display of wildlife furs and war clubs used by the region’s Eastern Woodland Native Americans.

This free program will be held at the Holtwood Environmental Center, 9 New Village Road, Holtwood, Pa. 17532. For more information, contact Karen Ament at 717-284-6274, or kament@pplweb.com.

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