America’s 55th National Heritage Area!

Susquehanna National Heritage Area
Officially Designated!


On March 12, 2019, President Donald Trump signed S.47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, a major national conservation bill that includes designation of Lancaster and York Counties as the Susquehanna National Heritage Area. The bill previously passed the U.S. Senate on February 12th by a 92-8 vote and the U.S House of Representatives on February 26th by a 363-62 vote. The bill’s signing is great news for our 10+ year effort to bring this national honor to our region and the Susquehanna. We thank U.S. Senator Bob Casey for supporting this legislation since 2008 and securing an amendment to S.47 to designate the Susquehanna National Heritage Area. We also thank Congressman Lloyd Smucker for championing the bill in the House of Representatives since 2017. We very much appreciate the bi-partisan collaboration of Mr. Casey and Mr. Smucker in designating the Susquehanna National Heritage Area – America’s 55th National Heritage Area! Learn about our National Heritage Area initiative.
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Visit the links below to view recent editions of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas’ “Heart & Soul” Magazine.

ANHA’s “Heart & Soul” magazine highlight communities throughout the nation where National Heritage Areas have helped work through those struggles — bringing diverse communities together for the common good.

           2020 Heart & Soul vol.5

          2020 Heart & Soul vol.4 (SNHA featured)

          2019 Heart & Soul vol.3

          2018 Heart & Soul vol.2

          2017 Heart & Soul vol.1