A day of events, called PA Frontier History Day, is focusing on colonial life in Pennsylvania. It is a joint venture of Midtown Scholar Bookstore and the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, both in the Harrisburg area.
I love reading about the period. Different branches of my family lived in Pennsylvania during the colonial and early republic eras.
It is sometimes hard to remember amid the urban and rural sprawl surrounding Harrisburg, but this region was once the frontier for European settlers, and that even once the colony of Pennsylvania was founded, the western edge of the state was still a wilderness.
Some authors will be there, including Brady Crytzer and Pulitzer Prize nominee Scott Weidensaul. Crytzer is the author of Fort Pitt: A Frontier History and Weidensaul wrote The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America.
The book [The First Frontier] . . . traces more than two centuries of widely forgotten clashes and culture shock between European settlers and the natives living between the Atlantic and the Appalachians.