7 Facts About Harrisburg

1. Penn State Harrisburg has a new interactive Research Activities Dashboard to help show college-wide and school-related activities.

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2. Since the early 18th century, Harrisburg has been home to many people of note.

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3. The current mayor of Harrisburg is Eric R Papenfuse whose term expires January 2018.

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4. In 2004, Harrisburg hosted CowParade, an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major cities all over the world.

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5. In October 2011, Harrisburg filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy when four members of the seven-member City Council voted to file a bankruptcy petition in order to prevent the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from taking over the city's finances.

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6. In June 1972, Harrisburg was hit by a major flood from the remnants of hurricane Agnes.

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7. In the early 20th century, the city of Harrisburg was in need of change.

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