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Notable River Residents: Lloyd Mifflin

December 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us at Columbia Crossing this fall for a three-part series on the lower Susquehanna River’s most notable residents in history. The lives of these individuals were molded by the riverfront, inspiring their success in science, art and social justice. Be inspired by their lives and learn about the river corridor.

Samuel Haldeman, a 19th century scientist from Bainbridge whose principal contributions were in the fields of zoology and linguistics, but he was well versed in other disciplines as well, including archeology, geology, chemistry, and natural history.

Dale Good of the Haldeman Mansion Preservation Society will present this lecture on Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 PM.

Stephen Smith, abolitionist and leader in the Underground Railroad from Columbia. Thomas Boude served in the American Revolution and purchased Stephen Smith when he was a small boy. Boude brought Smith to Columbia where he grew up learning about Boude’s lumber yard. In 1816, Smith bought his freedom and enough lumber to start his own business. This eventually led Smith to become one of the wealthiest African Americans prior to the Civil War.

Randolph Harris, Underground Railroad historian, will present this lecture on Thursday, November 15th at 6:30 PM.

Lloyd Mifflin, a 19th century poet and painter from Columbia. He was know as ‘America’s greatest sonneteer’ for writing over 500 poems. His landscape art captured the Susquehanna River and its tributaries, choosing the peacefulness of nature over the noise of the industrial areas.

Dr. Irwin Richman, Professor Emeritus from Penn State Harrisburg will present this lecture on Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 PM.

$10 per person per lecture. Doors open at 6 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

Proceeds benefit Columbia Crossing educational programs.


December 13, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Columbia Crossing River Trails Center
41 Walnut Street
Columbia, PA 17512 United States
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$10 per lecture