Project History

Stories of the Susquehanna Valley began to emerge in 2004 from a partnership between Bucknell University faculty and the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition, a consortium of several universities in the mid-Susquehanna watershed, and an outgrowth of the Coalition, the Susquehanna Colloquium. Officially organized in 2010, the project provided research to support designation of the Susquehanna River as part of the Chesapeake historic water trail system by the National Park Service in 2012, in partnership with the Chesapeake Conservancy. It published its first two books in 2013. During this time, components of the project and faculty scholars have received support from sources ranging from the National Endowment for the Humanities, for Katherine Faull’s work on Moravian culture in the Valley, to Luce Foundation support for historical-cultural curricular offerings. More recently, Stories of the Susquehanna Valley has become a partner with the Envision the Susquehanna coalition in helping to provide interpretation of the Susquehanna historic corridor.

Feasibility Study on the Susquehanna River Connecting Trail