POSTPONED | Ghost River: The Rise and Fall of the Conestoga

POSTPONED | Ghost River: The Rise and Fall of the Conestoga


In keeping with guidance provided by the American Alliance of Museums and our peer institutions within the region, LancasterHistory has made the decision to postpone the event Ghost River: The Rise and Fall of the Conestoga planned for March 12, 2020. Together with our speaker Dr. Will Fenton of the Library Company of Philadelphia, we are working to reschedule the event for the fall. We apologize for any inconvenience but believe this to be the best course of action for the health and safety of our community.

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Join LancasterHistory and The Library Company of Philadelphia for the Lancaster launch of the graphic novel Ghost River: The Rise and Fall of the Conestoga. Written by Lee Francis 4, illustrated by the incomparable Weshoyot Alvitre and edited by Will Fenton, this new graphic novel from Red Planet Books and Comics chronicles the last days of the Conestoga People and brings their story to light; a story of despair and hope, loss and love, ancestors and the ghosts of history that are always with us. LancasterHistory curators will juxtapose artifacts and documents from the Conestoga People with this extraordinary re-telling of their story.

Ghost River features 60 pages of art and 60 pages of interpretative materials, including historical context from some of the finest colonial-era scholars and teacher lesson plans developed by experts at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

This event will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at LancasterHistory, 230 North President Avenue in Lancaster. A reception and book signing will begin at 4pm, followed by the main presentation in Ryder Hall at 4:30pm. Limited seating is available, and tickets are required in order to guarantee a seat at the presentation. To reserve your tickets, please click the “Get Tickets” button below to reserve online or call 717.392.4633 to reserve over the phone.

Book Signing Lecture Reception

March 12, 2020 230 North President Avenue, Lancaster, PA 4pm Book Signing | 4:30pm Main Presentation FREE | Registration Required To Guarantee Seat