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January 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm UTC Timezone
The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107, Philadelphia
PA 19107
Library Company of Philadelphia

Three Sessions

First Session: January 30th 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Second Session: February 13th 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Third Session: February 27th 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

5:00-5:30 p.m. Pre-session wine in the Logan Room, sponsored by Charles P. Keates, Esq.
5:30-7:00 p.m. Seminar in Reading Room
7:00-8:30 p.m. Optional post-session dinner at Nomad Roman

In this three part seminar, join editor and curator Will Fenton on a behind-the-scenes exploration of the Library Company’s public art exhibition and first graphic novel, Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga. In addition to hands-on access to eighteenth century materials that inspired this story, participants will have an opportunity to learn about the collaborative process from author Lee Francis IV (Laguna) and artist Weshoyot Alvitre (Tongva). All participants will also receive a signed, first edition copy.

During the Paxton massacres of 1763, a mob of white settlers, so-called “Paxton Boys” murdered 20 unarmed Conestoga People in a genocidal campaign that reshaped Pennsylvania settlement politics. Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga reimagines this difficult history through an educational graphic novel that introduces new interpreters and new bodies of evidence to highlight the Indigenous victims and their kin.

Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga is part of Redrawing History: Indigenous Perspectives on Colonial America, a project of the Library Company of Philadelphia supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

For questions please contact Dayjah Brock, Events and Programs Coordinator, at 215-546-3181 ext. 149 or For more information about the seminar series, contact Will Fenton, Director of Scholarly Innovation, at or 215-546-3181 ext. 119.

Ticket price is for all three sessions

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