The Susquehanna River played an important role in the Confederate campaign into Pennsylvania prior to the Battle of Gettysburg.

You can learn about the river's significance during a historical presentation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 11, at PPL's Brunner Island Environmental Preserve.

Steve Runkle of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission will talk about the Gettysburg Campaign. Pictures at this presentation will depict Harrisburg at the time of the invasion, and he will analyze the bridges crossing the lower Susquehanna in 1863. He also will discuss local landmarks significant to the campaign.

The free program will be held at the Brunner Island Power Plant, Main Conference Room.

Those attending should use Gate A off of Wago Road, York Haven, and bring a photo ID and check in at the security gate. Note there is a construction detour at the York Haven end of Wago Road.

Registration is required by Jan. 6, and space is limited to 50. For more information or to register, contact Karen Ament at 284-6274 or

Also of interest

· Civil War book: 'When flames brilliantly illuminated the sky over the Susquehanna River.'