Wrightsville; Zimmerman Center Lecture; Where the River Turns West

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Description: Above the town of Columbia, the Susquehanna turns west. Beyond the reach of dams, this part of the river retains much of its natural character. Without the noise of powerboats and jet skis, it’s now known for passive recreation. But during the early 1900’s, the area bustled. A waning iron industry was still making noise, and a new rail line, dam, and bridge was being constructed. Recreation was big too, with trolleys running to an amusement park atop Chickies Rock and steam ferries carrying passengers to and from vacation hotspots at Accomac and Wildcat Falls. While largely lost in time, postcards of the era give us a glimpse of the activities of the day. Join us as Mark Arbogast takes us on a postcard journey to this past era where the river turns west. Mark is a retired PPL land manage who now shares his passions for local history and collecting postcards of past scenes of the Susquehanna Riverlands.

Location: The Zimmerman Center for Heritage; 1706 Long Level Rd, Wrightsville, PA 

Registration: $10 per person. Advance registration required! Tickets can be purchased online or ordered by phone at 717-252-0229 ext 7.

Note: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Refunds up to 7 days before the event.

For more information about the Zimmerman Center for Heritage and their events please visit susquehannaheritage.org.