Heritage Area Announces Peter Miele as its new Senior Project Leader

The Susquehanna National Heritage Area (SNHA) has announced the hiring of Peter Miele, effective July 8, 2024. Mr. Miele will serve as the new Senior Project Leader for the Susquehanna Discovery Center project at the historic Mifflin site.

Miele will primarily be responsible for coordinating the planning, design, development, and funding of the Susquehanna Discovery Center & Heritage Park (SDC). SDC is a $20+ million, 5-10-year, multi-phase initiative to redevelop the historic Mifflin house and farm near the Susquehanna River in Wrightsville, PA as a new gateway visitor destination. The site includes 90 acres of scenic and historic landscape and buildings associated with important Underground Railroad and Civil War history.

“Peter brings an excellent mix of academic credentials and on-the-ground management experience in a museum and education setting that shares Civil War and Underground Railroad heritage with the Mifflin site. We look forward to welcoming Peter and working with him to develop the Susquehanna Discovery Center & Heritage Park,” said Mark Platts, President & CEO of the Susquehanna National Heritage Area.

Miele will continue to serve as the President & Executive Director of Seminary Ridge Museum and Education Center until June 30, 2024, where he worked since 2014 to restore, preserve and maintain national historic Civil War properties, architecture, and historic legacies of Seminary Ridge. Miele’s work experience also includes positions at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, NJ.

The Susquehanna National Heritage Area is a designated State and National Heritage Area focused on preserving, interpreting, and sharing the natural, cultural, and historic resources of Lancaster and York Counties and their shared landscape along the Susquehanna River. Through collaborative efforts, the National Heritage Area seeks to celebrate the region’s history and foster a deeper appreciation for its unique communities and landscapes.