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.