Susquehanna University is located in Pennsylvania’s central Susquehanna River Valley, whose rich history is little-known outside the region, whose ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity often remains hidden.
To promote understanding of the region’s history, Susquehanna University launched a series of History Harvests, in which librarians, faculty and students at the university partner with residents of the regional communities to collect, preserve and share stories and artifacts for the entire community to appreciate.
Our project will bring attention to objects and images that have lived in attics or basements for decades, and stories passed down through generations that have gone unnoticed or have been nearly forgotten. These items and stories can help paint the picture of our area’s rich history, as they’re coming directly from the folks who experienced it. It’s a great opportunity for members of our region to add to its legacy.