02 Oct 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009 Postponed: See Below
Klines Run Park, 3 miles south of Wrightsville, PA
on Long Level Rd. (Rt 624)
Opening Ceremony 10 a.m.
You are invited to join local Native Americans on Saturday, October 17, 2009, as they express their gratitude to the residents of York County for saving the last Susquehannock Indian village sites. A traditional gift-giving ceremony will open the event at 10 a.m. on the overlook area of Kline’s Run Park at Long Level, 3 miles south of Wrightsville, PA on Route 624 (Long Level Road).
From 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. the 3/4 mile walking trail across Native Lands County Park leading to the site of the last Susquehannock Village will be open for you to see and learn about the new park and the incredible history of the land and its peoples. Along the mowed trail that winds across the park’s meadow will be artifact displays, Native American craft demonstrations and dancing, and other displays relating to the rich story of the land.
Archaeologists will explain the site, and Native people will share children’s games and discuss life around the longhouse. You will be able to walk a Time Line of Man’s long presence on the site, watch a flint knapper making arrowheads, see actual artifacts from the area, and visit the adjacent Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area’s Visions of the Susquehanna River art collection at the John & Kathryn Zimmerman Center for Heritage at Historic Pleasant Garden, as well as enjoy views of the park’s plants, birds, animals and the natural beauty of the area.
There will be no refreshments available, so you are invited to bring your own picnic lunch and beverages and enjoy the parks’ grounds and the beautiful views of the Susquehanna River. Hiking the trail is strongly encouraged, but a shuttle bus will be available to the center of the park and the Zimmerman Center for those unable to walk the entire trail.
The event has been organized by the Lancaster-York Native Heritage Advisory Council with the assistance of York County Department of Parks and Recreation, Safe Harbor Water Power Corporation, the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area as well many other groups and individuals.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, (717) 578-1358
We regret to report that this event has been postponed for inclement weather. See Comment 3 for details.