September 2, 2022
Lafayette featured at nine events
in September by author Bruce E. Mowday
Stealing Wyeth book talk is on author’s schedule
WEST CHESTER _ Lafayette, an American hero, is featured at nine events in September by author Bruce E. Mowday.
“September was an important month in the life of Lafayette,” Mowday remarked. He was born on September 6, 1757, in France and celebrated his 20th birthday at the Hale-Byrnes house in Delaware, just five days before the battle of Brandywine, on September 11, 1777.
“Brandywine, Lafayette and freedom are bonded together in history. At Brandywine, Lafayette shed his blood to help to defend Washington’s army against the British. Brandywine marked the ascent of Lafayette to the status of an American hero. Without France’s assistance, we would never have defeated the British for our independence. Without Lafayette, France would not have been our great ally.”
Mowday authored the book Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero. Barricade Publishing of New York released the book less than a year ago and a second printing was ordered within weeks of its release.
Mowday begins his busy September with a book signing at the Celebrate America festival on Saturday afternoon, September 3, at 1289 Creek Road, Lititz. During the remainder of Labor Day weekend, Mowday will sign books at the Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day.
Two major area festivals, Chadds Ford Days on September 10 and September 11 and Brandywine 2022 at Sandy Hollow, Birmingham Township, on September 24 and September 25 will include presentations on Lafayette by Mowday.
“Also on the anniversary of the battle of Brandywine, September 11, I’ll be giving a presentation at the Hale Byrnes House in Newark, Delaware, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. This is the historic home where Lafayette celebrated his 20th birthday before the battle.”
Mowday will also be signing books at the Paoli Battlefield’s Military Timeline event on September 17 in Malvern from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
On September 8, Mowday will give a talk on his book Stealing Wyeth before the New London Historical Society at 7:00 p.m. in West Grove.
For information on all of Mowday’s books and signings, see www.mowday.com.
Mowday’s October schedule also includes talks in Virginia and Maryland besides Pennsylvania presentations in West Chester, Coatesville, Marshallton, East Goshen and Philadelphia.