Chester County author Bruce Mowday opens Columbia Historic Preservation Society lecture series with talk on Battle of Brandywine

Talk takes place Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Banner Hall

COLUMBIA, PA. _ The Columbia Historic Preservation Society has selected Chester County author Bruce Mowday to begin its 2016 lecture series.

Mowday will give a talk on his book September 11, 1777: Washington’s Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia. The lecture will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Banner Hall, 21 North Second Street, Columbia.

“I’m honored that Chris Vera, director of the society, asked me to be the first speaker for the 2016 series,” Mowday said. “The American Revolution battle of Brandywine was important in our nation’s history in so many ways. I’m looking forward to sharing information on George Washington, Lafayette and others that took part in the battle.”

The lecture series continues each Saturday through September 24. For a list of speakers, see

Mowday is an award winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 16 books on history, sports, business and true crime. Mowday has appeared on the Discovery ID channel, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network and Philadelphia and local television shows. He is a contributing editor with Business 2 Business magazine. Mowday has hosted his own radio shows and was chairman of the Chester County Historical Society and president of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates. He is a board member of the Valley Forge Park Alliance and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau. He is a frequent speaker at various civic and historical groups. For more information on Mowday, his books and his schedule of events, see