Susquehanna National Heritage Area offers a variety of guides, books, and prints relating to the Susquehanna River and the surrounding region. You can shop for these items on-line or stop in to visit us at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage or Columbia Crossing River Trails Center.
NW River Trail T-Shirt
Pick this FoxDuck designed and printed t-shirt for yourself or give as a gift.
This 100% cotton tee in the color Stone is great for summer. Three color bridge image is on the back of the shirt. Front has a small SNHA logo on left chest.
These high-quality stickers are great for your water bottle, bicycle, or kayak!
Reusable Susquehanna NHA Water Bottle
Susquehanna NHA and partner, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA), collaborated to design these 20 oz. water bottles with a river heritage and stewardship word art theme. The bottle has a pour-through lid and are 100% post-consumer recycled rPET, BPA-free, and made in the USA. For every bottle sold, one bottle is donated to Columbia Borough public school student.
Susquehanna River Water Trail Map
The Lower Section of Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River Water Trail is shown on a series of three maps that guide paddlers down the Susquehanna River. These water resistant folding maps come in a protective vinyl sleeve and are full of information about the sights along the river corridor. The maps start just south of Harrisburg and show points to the Mason-Dixon line.
Mason-Dixon Trail Maps
2020 Edition. Set of 10 maps printed on water-proof paper, enclosed in a re-sealable plastic bag. Contains GPS data. Each color map is 20” by 8.5” and folds to 4” by 8.5” format and contains a detailed trail description, and GPS date. Trail extends from Whisky Springs (on the Appalachian Trail) to Chadds Ford for a total of 193 miles.
Passport To Your National Parks
This handy travelogue is highly functional, offering color-coded regional maps, need-to-know information about parks, an official NPS interpretive map, and plenty of space for cancellations and commemorative stamps from the annual series. The Passport Classic Edition is an ideal, economical, and portable way to preserve your fondest memories of America’s national parks. 6” x 4”; Softcover, spiral-bound, 112 pages.
Passport To Your National Parks Junior Ranger Edition
Developed in collaboration with the National Park Service, the Junior Ranger Passport is full of vibrant illustrations by renowned artist Dave Klüg, includes a free set of colorful park-themed stickers, and is full of interactive educational content. You can also collect the annual regional sticker sets that feature new parks every year. The Junior Ranger Passport is the perfect introduction to the national park life for kids of all ages! 9’’ x 7’’; Soft cover, spiral-bound, 100 pages
Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake
By Jack Brubaker
Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake traces the course of the Susquehanna River through New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to the bay. Fifty-six short chapters discuss key locations along the route and how the river changes from sources to sea. With the aid of more than 70 maps and illustrations, Down the Susquehanna to the Chesapeake provides a bold new look at a dynamic old river. This powerful journey brings alive the Susquehanna, its history, and the colorful personalities who live along its banks.
Susquehanna River of Dreams
By Susan Q. Stranahan
Published by Johns Hopkins University Press: In Susquehanna, River of Dreams award-winning journalist Susan Q. Stranahan tells the sweeping story of one of America’s great rivers – ranging in time from the Susquehanna’s geologic origins to the modern threats to its eco-system, describing human settlements, industry and pollution, and recent efforts to save the river and its “drowned estuary,” the Chesapeake Bay. The result is a unique natural history of the vast Susquehanna watershed and a compelling look at environmental issues of national importance.
Geologic Guide of NW River Trail
By Jeri Jones
This 52-page softcover guide has ample photos and geology maps. Walking the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail from south to north, you’ll make 26 stops, taking in nine types of rocks and formations from 540 million years old to “only” 160 million years old.
By Barry C. Kent
Susquehanna’s Indians is an exhaustive historical and archaeological study of the Susquehannock and other Indians of the Susquehanna Valley from 1450 to 1750 C.E. Barry Kent combines the historical and archaeological records to interpret the culture of the peoples who formerly occupied the Susquehanna Valley of central and eastern Pennsylvania until their sudden disappearance in the mid-eighteenth century.
Edited by Paul A. Raber
In the thirty-five years since the publication of Barry Kent’s seminal book, Susquehanna’s Indians, new and novel technologies, interpretive perspectives, and archaeological data have led to a reassessment of many aspects of Susquehannock life. This book presents these developments, bringing the study of the Susquehannocks into modern anthropological context. In addition to the editor, the contributors include Marshall Joseph Becker, April M. Beisaw, Jasmine Gollup, James T. Herbstritt, Lisa Marie Lauria, Dean R. Snow, Robert D. Wall, and Andrew Wyatt.
John Smith in the Chesapeake
By Edward Wright Haile
91-page spiral bound account of John Smith’s travels in the Chesapeake region.
Massacre of the Conestogas
By Jack Brubaker
On two chilly December days in 1763, bands of armed men raged through camps of peaceful Conestoga Indians. They killed twenty women, children and men, effectively wiping out the tribe. These murderous rampages by Lancaster County’s Paxton Boys were the culminating tragedies in a series of traded atrocities between European settlers and native tribes. Lancaster journalist Jack Brubaker gives a blow-by-blow account of the massacres, examines their aftermath and investigates how the Paxton Boys got away with murder. Join Brubaker as he follows the bloody trail left by the killers through the Pennsylvania countryside.
Visions of the Susquehanna Exhibition Catalog
80 page soft-covered exhibition catalog for the original Visions of the Susquehanna containing reproductions of all exhibit works in full color. The book features essays by David J. Dearinger, Susan Morse Hiles (Curator of Paintings and Sculpture – Boston Anthenaeum), and Leo G. Mazow (Curator of American Art – Palmer Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania State University). The original exhibit, curated by Wrightsville Artist Rob Evans, showed at 6 venues in 3 states (2006-2008).
Selected contemporary paintings are now permanent pieces of the Visions of the Susquehanna River Art Collection including works by: Rob Evans, Mark Innerst, Debra Bermingham, Peter Paone, Mark Workman, Michael Allen, Paul Caranicas, Thomas Paquette, Jeffery Reed & Raoul Middleman.
Sales support the River Art Fund.
Thomas Paquette: Gouaches
By Thomas Paquette
This image-rich book was produced to accompany the traveling exhibition of gouache paintings by nationally recognized artist Thomas Paquette. Art critic Philip Isaacson called these gouaches ‘irresistible paintings.’ Often described as gemlike, Paquette’s gouaches are reproduced full-size in the book, which includes a preface by the artist and an essay by art historian and curator Sally E. Mansfield.
Zimmerman Center Print
Print from pen & ink drawing by Marietta, PA artist David Haneman. Signed by artist, doubled matted and ready to put in frame. Overall size 11 X 14 inches.