Mowday gives talks on Johnstons, Gettysburg and Lafayette during May

Chester County Library hosts first appearance

May 7, 2023

Talk at Chester County Library on Johnston gang

begins busy month of May for author Bruce E. Mowday

Presentations on Gettysburg and Lafayette also scheduled in area 

            WEST CHESTER _ Author Bruce E. Mowday begins a busy month of May with a presentation on the Johnston gang Monday at the Chester County Library, Exton, at 6:00 p.m. 

            “I’m pleased that the Chester County Library is partnering with me for three events this year,” Monday said. “The first talk is on the Johnston gang and will include information from my latest book, Small-Town Cops in the Crosshairs. The book details the murders of Kennett Square policemen William Davis and Richard Posey. The talk will include my books Jailing the Johnston Gang and Stealing Wyeth. 

            The library is located at 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton. Mowday’s other talks at the library are on July 20 on Gettysburg and September 13 on Lafayette and the battle of Brandywine. 

            Mowday will have books for sale during his talks. For more information on Mowday and his books, see 

            On Wednesday, May 10, Mowday will join artist Karl J. Kuerner for a signing and talk on their book Emotional Gettysburg at Sunset Hill Jewelry at 23 North High Street, West Chester. The event takes place from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

            On Thursday, May 11 Mowday will appear at the Countrymen’s Club in Elverson at noon to talk about Lafayette and then sign books at the Fashion for the Cure fundraising event at Penn Oaks Country Club at 6:00 p.m. 

            To complete the week, Mowday joins author Mary Walsh for a book signing at the Hershey ArtFest from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

            The Mount Joy Area Historical Society invited Mowday to speak on Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero on Monday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m.  Mowday will also talk about his new book Lafayette: America’s Young Hero & Guest.  

            Lafayette will again be the subject on May 17 at 7:00 p.m. as Mowday gives a presentation at the Chadds Ford Historical Society, 1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford. 

            Mowday will be in Quarryville on May 19 and 20 at the Robert Fulton birthplace museum, 1932 Robert Fulton Highway, as part of its Civil War living history event. “I’m especially pleased to be part of the Friday program for home school students,” Mowday said. “I was at a similar event in Virginia several years ago and I thought the re-enactors provide valuable material no longer taught in schools.” 

            On Friday, Mowday will appear from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. On Saturday, Mowday will be signing books from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

            To conclude the month, Mowday will give two talks on the Johnston gang. On May 24 at 2:00 p.m., Mowday will talk at Ware Presbyterian Village, 7 East Locust Street, Oxford, at 2 p.m. to talk on Small-Town Cops in the Crosshairs. On May 25, Mowday will be speaking on Stealing Wyeth at 7:00 p.m. at Garden Spot Village, 433 S Kinzer Ave, New Holland.