Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga is free and open to the public through April 10, 2020. A limited-time public art exhibition at the Library Company of Philadelphia, Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga offers visitors a behind the scenes look at the library’s first graphic novel. Written, illustrated, published, and printed by Native American partners, Ghost River retells a difficult colonial story through a graphic novel that highlights the Indigenous victims and their kin.
Visit the Library Company of Philadelphia (1314 Locust Street) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays to explore:
- Weshoyot Alvitre’s original, hand-painted artwork from the graphic novel;
- A wampum belt, created by the Wampanoag artist Elizabeth James-Perry;
- A behind the scenes documentary, developed by Mangrove Media;
- A touch-screen display, featuring a media-rich electronic version of Ghost River;
- Three cases of historical materials, including pamphlets, political cartoons, and engravings; and
- Exclusive merchandise, including first editions of Ghost River, signed and unsigned prints, and wampum jewelry by Elizabeth James-Perry.