Get our newsletters

Program on Lenape Nation to focus on culture, history of indigenous people


Much of the history written about eastern Pennsylvania begins with William Penn, but the Lenape people lived here hundreds of years before Penn arrived.

“The Lenape Nation: Past, Present, and Future” – a program hosted by the Friends of the Doylestown Library – aims to help fill that gap by exploring the culture and history of the indigenous people of this area.

The program will be held Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. in the Pearl Buck Room of the Doylestown Library. Admission is free, and pre-registration is recommended; email

“We hope to raise awareness of Lenape culture and correct a lot of the misinformation that is often taught about Lenape history,” said presenter Adam DePaul, a doctoral candidate and instructor at Temple University who is a co-founder and president of Native American and Indigenous Studies at Temple (NAISAT). “I have always had a personal passion to tell stories. I thoroughly enjoy this role because it embraces both my academic life and cultural life.”

In addition to his roles at Temple, DePaul is a Tribal Council Member of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, where he holds the positions of Storykeeper and Coordinator of the Rising Nation River Journey. He also co-curates the Lenape Cultural Center in Easton, and the exhibit, “Existing Artistry, Enduring Presence: The Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania,” at Temple.

Join our readers whose generous donations are making it possible for you to read our news coverage. Help keep local journalism alive and our community strong. Donate today.