Author Bruce E. Mowday takes part in historical events in August and September

August 7, 2023

Gettysburg, Lititz and Celebrate America events

on August schedule for author Bruce E. Mowday

September appearances center on battle of Brandywine and Lafayette


          WEST CHESTER _ Historical events are on West Chester author Bruce E. Mowday’s scheduled of events in August and September.

“The subject of many of my books is history,” Mowday said. “We’re approaching the 200th anniversary of Lafayette’s grand tour as America’s guest and the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. Now is the time to remember those vital events in America’s history.”

Mowday will be in Gettysburg on Friday, August 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Jennie Wade House, 548 Baltimore Avenue. Mowday has written three books on Gettysburg, Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story, J. Howard Wert’s Gettysburg and Emotional Gettysburg.

On Saturday, August 26, Mowday will be signing his Gettysburg and books on the American Revolution at the 2nd annual Celebrate America event at the Oregon Diary, 2900 Oregon Pike, Lititz, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The event benefits Fort Mifflin on the Delaware.

Mowday’s books on the battle of Brandywine include September 11, 1777: Washington’s Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia; Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero; and Lafayette: America’s Young Hero & Guest.

A fourth book, Emotional Brandywine, is scheduled for release in September. Mowday wrote essays to go with artist Karl J. Kuerner paintings. The pair teamed up for Emotional Gettysburg and used the same format.

On Saturday, August 12, Mowday will be signing his books, including his true crime, business and sports books, at the Lititz Craft Show from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. He will be signing books with Mechanicsburg author Mary Walsh. The two authors will be together on Sunday, September 3 at the First Sunday Art Market in Annapolis, Maryland, from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Mowday will give Lafayette presentations on September 6 before the Mason’s High Twelve Club, the Mill at Anselma on September 10 at 3:00 p.m.; September 11 at Kendal at Longwood at 7:00 p.m.; and at the Chester County Library at 6:00 p.m. at the Chester County Library, Exton.

Mowday will take part in American Friends of Lafayette events on September 16 at Artillery Brewing, 4221 Ferne Boulevard, Drexel Hill, and the Union soccer match at 5:30 p.m. at Subaru Park, 2501 Seaport Drive, Chester. The events will celebrate the release of a new beer to honor Lafayette.

On September 17, Mowday will sign books from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Chadds Ford Days, 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, and give a talk on Lafayette at 3:00 p.m.

As part of Chester County’s 250th anniversary Mowday will lead a bus tour from Hershey’s Mill, East Goshen, to the Mansion at Radley Run. Mowday will discuss early county history. The tour is sold out as is a second tour in October.

On September 18 at 2:15 p.m. Mowday will give a talk on his true crime book, Jailing the Johnston Gang: Bringing Serial Murderers to Justice, at the Tel Hai Retirement Community, Honey Brook. Mowday’s other books on the Johnston Gang include Stealing Wyeth and Small Town Cops in the Crosshairs.