The First River School

This wood sculpture, utilizing the remaining trunk of a storm-ravaged Riverfront Park tree, honors the ideals and goals of the Susquehann River School and reflects the beauty within humanity and nature.

The Susquehannocks, here depicted sharing the

teachings of history and nature to a new generation, were among the last Native Americans to live along the Susquehanna River and its tributaries.  The Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society commissioned artist Brad Heilman to create this sculpture, which was carved during the 2013 Kipona Festival and dedicated September 1, 2013.

Photo taken by Ms. Vee

Photo taken by
Ms. Vee 10-17-15 Sculpture by artist Brad Heilman