Lafayette book signings dominate Mowday’s May schedule

Locations include Kennett Square, Millersville, Valley Forge, Solanco, Cheserbook, West Cheser and North East, Md.

April 30, 2024

Lafayette book talks and signings

dominate May events

for author Bruce E. Mowday

Kennett Square, Millersville, Freedoms Foundation, Solanco

Chesterbrook and North East, Md., on author’s schedule


            EAST GOSHEN, PA. _ Author Bruce E. Mowday is slated to give talks on his books Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero and Lafayette: America’s Young Hero & Guest at venues across Chester County and in Maryland.

“The coming months are a perfect time for Lafayette to be featured,” Mowday said. “In August, the 13-month bicentennial celebration of Lafayette’s return to the United States begins. Lafayette was so instrumental in winning our freedom that we should honor him today.”

The Sons of the Revolution are hosting Mowday for a talk on Lafayette at Millersville University on May 5 at noon.  Three days later, May 8, at 7:00 p.m., the Tredyffrin Historic Preservation Trust will hear Mowday’s Lafayette presentation.

The third Lafayette talk by Mowday will take place on May 10 at noon at the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.  Lafayette will be part of the presentation of the battle of Brandywine on May 14 as Mowday leads the Hershey Mill’s Discoverers on a bus tour. The tour is the second of a Road to Freedom series on the founding of our country. The tour has been filled.

“The American Friends of Lafayette is scheduling hundreds of events to coincide with Lafayette’s 1824-1825 tour. The kickoff one is in New York City in August. Chester is hosting an event on Saturday, October 5. Grand celebrations are being scheduled for Chadds Ford and West Chester on Saturday, July 26, 2025,” said Mowday who is chair of the Lafayette Bicentennial Brandywine Committee. For more information, see

Mowday’s May schedule begins on Thursday, May 2 at the Kennett Square Masonic Hall. He will speak on his book Small-Town Cops in the Crosshairs: The 1972 Sniper Slayings of Policemen William Davis and Richard Posey. The murders took place just blocks from where Mowday will give his presentation.

Kathy’s Corner Shop in North East, Md., is hosting Mowday as part of the town’s Second Friday celebration.  Mowday will be signing books from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on May 10.

The 14th annual Fashion for the Cure fundraising event to fight cancer will include a Mowday signing books at the Penn Oaks Golf Club, 150 Penn Oaks Drive, West Chester, on May 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Mowday concludes his scheduled events on May 18 at the Solanco Historical Society Living History event from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Robert Fulton Birthplace, 1932 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville.

Mowday, who is a member of the Chester County 250th committee, has authored more than 20 books on history, true crime, business and sports. For all of his books and schedule of his events, see To schedule an event or purchase a signed copy of one of his books, send an email to