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HHRVB Named Community Partner for Harrisburg's Susquecentennial Celebration

Year of Events Dedicated to Celebrating 1860 Incorporation of Capital City

Harrisburg, PA (Jan. 1, 2009) – Mary Smith, President of the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau today announced the bureau has become a proud community partner in the SusqueCentennial celebrations dedicated to the history of Pennsylvania’s Capital City since it was incorporated in 1860.  Scheduled events include Harrisburg history exhibits, Old Home Week, Genealogy Workshops, and a Founder’s Day Celebration.  More information about the celebration and events can be found at Harrisburg150.com.

“The bureau is looking forward to working with the SusqueCentennial Commission to promote all of the events celebrating our city in 2010,” Smith said. “This year will be big for Harrisburg history with the SusqueCentennial events; the kick-off of the PA Civil War 150 anniversary; and the 150th anniversary of the Broad Street Market, one of the oldest continuously operating farmers markets in the country.” 

The announcement from Smith comes on the heels of The Harrisburg SusqueCentennial Commission’s announcement that their limited 2010 commemorative historic calendars (retailing for $9.95), coffee mugs, glassware, pet clothes, key chains, and other Harrisburg SusqueCentennial commemorative gifts are now available at retail outlets including the Strawberry Patch at Strawberry Square, Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Wonders at Whitaker Center, The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum, and The Historical Society of Dauphin County.  

Author: Rick Dunlap

Public Relations Director
Visit Hershey & Harrisburg
3211 North Front Street, Suite 301 A, Harrisburg, PA 17110