Ghost River: The Fall & Rise of the Conestoga Exhibition Opening

15 Nov 2019
5pm - 7pm
The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA 19107


Lee Francis, Weshoyot Alvitre, and Will Fenton, colored spread of the Lenape origin story of “Turtle Island,” Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga, Albequerque: Red Planet Books and Comics, 2019.

As part of its Center-supported Redrawing History: The Fall & Rise of the Conestoga  project, the Library Company of Philadelphia presents an exhibition featuring the artwork commissioned for its new graphic novel, which tells the little-known story of a 1763 massacre by armed settlers of the Conestoga Tribe in Paxton Township, near what is present-day Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The new work—by Native American artists Weshoyot Alvitre and Lee Francis—is exhibited along with the library’s rich historical records to offer new context to Pennsylvania’s history of exploration, settlement, and conquest. The exhibition is free and open to the public.