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Zimmerman Center Lecture - Construction of Safe Harbor Dam

1706 Long Level Rd, Wrightsville, PA 17368

March 8, 2023


6:30-8 p.m.


Presented by: Zimmerman Center for Heritage -- Susquehanna National Heritage Area

Location: Zimmerman Center for Heritage -- Susquehanna National Heritage Area


Like old times, the Zimmerman Center's Lecture Series is back, featuring Mark Arbogast, retired PPL land manager!

Built between 1930 and 1931, Safe Harbor Dam was the last of the four hydro-electric dams to be constructed on the lower Susquehanna. Today, this powerplant generates electricity for up to 400,000 homes.

Join us as retired PPL land manager, Mark Arbogast, shares the story of the construction of the dam and the village that was built to house its employees. Mark’s presentation features fascinating images from vintage postcards and photographs that reveal the tremendous effort and manpower needed to harness the energy of the mighty Susquehanna.

Tickets are $10 per person. Advance registration required! Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at or ordered by phone at 717-252-0229 ext. 101.

This lecture is limited to 30 guests, so get your tickets before they are gone!

Please call Susquehanna National Heritage Area visitor information at 717.252.0229, extension 101.