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Current Exhibition

Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga offers visitors a behind the scenes look at the Library Company of Philadelphia’s first graphic novel. Written, illustrated, published, and printed by our Native American partners, Ghost River retells a difficult colonial story through a graphic novel that highlights the Indigenous victims, survivors, and their kin.

Visit the exhibition 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; and
  • Three cases of historical materials, including pamphlets, political cartoons, and engravings.

The exhibition will also include the following items for purchase: first editions of Ghost River, signed and unsigned prints, wampum jewelry by Elizabeth James-Perry, and other merchandise.

Visit the Library Company of Philadelphia (1314 Locust Street) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays to explore the exhibition, watch the video documentary, or purchase the graphic novel, prints, and other limited-time merchandise.

Learn more about the project at GhostRiver.org.

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