Mowday speaks at Radley Run, West Chester, Coatesville and North East, MD

Lafayette and Johnston gang are subjects of presentations

January 9, 2023

Author Bruce E. Mowday speaks on Lafayette at Brandywine

as part of a fund-raising event on February 1

for Radley Run Mansion House Foundation

Mowday gives presentations in Coatesville and Maryland in January


            WEST CHESTER _ Author Bruce E. Mowday will speak on his book Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero as part of a fund-raising event for the Radley Run Country Club’s Mansion House Foundation on February 1.

“I’m honored to take part in this event. First, the proceeds go to the preservation of a historic property. Second, the location is within eyesight of where Lafayette was wounded during the afternoon of September 11, 1777. Lafayette established himself as an American freedom fighter that day,” Mowday said. “I’m hoping the room will be filled.”

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and a buffet dinner before Mowday speaks at 7:15 p.m. The event is limited to 60 persons and the cost is $50. Call 610 793-1660 for reservations. The event will take place in the newly restored ballroom of the Mansion House 1100 Country Club Road, West Chester, Pa., 19382.

“Last year I took part in more than 100 book talks, signings, interviews and other public events,” Mowday said. “I’m looking forward to 2023 and having opportunities to talk about our rich history.” To contact Mowday about an event, send him an email to

On February 2 at noon, Mowday will speak on Lafayette before the West Chester Rotary at the West Chester Country Club.

Mowday begins 2023 with a talk before the residents of Harrison House, 300 Strode Avenue, Coatesville, on January 12 at 1:30 p.m. On January 18 Mowday will speak on his Johnston books at the North East, MD, library 485 Mauldin Avenue, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Mowday covered the notorious Johnston gang as a reporter for the Daily Local News in West Chester. His latest book, published by Schiffer Publishing of Atglen, is Small-Town Cops in the Crosshairs about the murders of Kennett Square policeman William Davis and Richard Posey. His first book on the gang, Jailing the Johnston Gang: Bringing Serial Murderers to Justice, covered the killings of 10 people. Mowday also wrote Stealing Wyeth, which is about a Johnston gang member who masterminded the theft of 15 paintings from the Andrew Wyeth homestead.