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History of the Lenape People: The Past and Present of Indigenous Peoples

November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


November is National Native American Heritage Month.

History of the Lenape People: The Past and Present of Indigenous Peoples celebrates the history of the Lenape people whose homelands encompass eastern PA, NJ, DE, and parts of NY. This program will focus on the colonial period and the impacts of settler colonial violence, land grabs, broken treaties, and other key historical events – some of which specifically impacted our local area.

Hear from Katelyn Lucas, a Tribal Historic Preservation Assistant for Delaware Nation, about present day topics including sovereignty, museum ethics, land acknowledgment, and more. PA Forward Tie-In: Civic/Social.

RSVP below or by email adults@parklandlibrary.org

About our speaker:

Katelyn Lucas works as a Tribal Historic Preservation Assistant for Delaware Nation—one of the multiple federally recognized Lenape Nations—in their extension office at the Museum of Indian Culture in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She is also currently a PhD student at Temple University specializing in Early American Literature and Native American Studies, with an emphasis on Lenape history and Pennsylvania literature.


Effective 08/11/21: Parkland Community Library is now requiring masks regardless of vaccination status for everyone aged 2 and up. Lehigh County is now in a high transmission area of COVID-19 B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant. In response to keeping our community safe, PCL requires masks to be worn inside the library, and worn during all indoor library programs on or offsite.Patrons that have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19, are not to attend in-person programs and should chose online programs, when available.



November 29
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Parkland Community Library
4422 Walbert Avenue
Allentown, PA 18104 United States


Aimee Joy, Adult Services