Susquehanna exhibit shown at museum open house

By Conor Mooney

March 10, 2013 Updated Mar 11, 2013 at 9:58 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Susquehanna River is a dominant feature in the southern tier and the largest outlet of water into the Chesapeake Bay.

Now, it's history is on display for the community to enjoy.

On Wednesday, The Vestal Museum opened the exhibit,"The Mighty Susquehanna, Friend or Foe."

Sunday, the museum hosted an open house.

The exhibit features photographs that have never been publicly displayed.

Visitors saw a history of the river and how it helped -- and hurt -- those who lived by it.

The exhibit features many of the artifacts settlers used hundreds of years ago.

"Many of them are really very impressive as far as how civilized these people were who were inhabiting the area," said Dai Newman, the curator at the museum.

The collection is a combination of pictures and artifacts owned by the museum as well as borrowed material from around the Southern Tier.

It will run through May 25, when the museum will then switch over to its summer exhibit.

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