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.
Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga is free and open to the public through April 10, 2020.
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.