In 1900, Harrisburg was considered by many to be the ugliest and dirtiest city in Pennsylvania. Only two streets were paved, there was no water filtration, and people dumped their garbage on the banks of the Susquehanna River. Children played in the streets and alleys because Harrisburg had no public playgrounds. Mira Lloyd Dock and her friends in the Civic Club wanted to change this.
Join the Friends of Fort Hunter and Dr. Susan Rimby virtually as she shares how Dock became a public icon for city beautification and improvement and convinced other influential men and women to join her in what would become a national movement.
Now retired, Dr. Rimby was a history and social studies educator at Shippensburg University and Founding Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education at Lock Haven University.
This illustrated talk is free but participants must register to receive the link by email, to view the lecture. An email will be sent to you, a day or two before the lecture date, with a link and sign-in instructions to view Dr. Rimby’s live talk.