May 15, 2017
Chester County author Bruce Mowday
is featured speaker at two upcoming
Civil War weekend events
Kempton Civil War days take place May 20 and 21
Southern Lancaster County’s Living History encampment is June 23, 24, 25
DOWNINGTOWN _ Chester County author Bruce Mowday is a featured speaker at the upcoming Kempton Civil War Days and the Southern Lancaster County Historical Society’s annual Civil War Living History encampment.
The Kempton event talks place on May 20 and 21 at the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad, 42 Community Center Drive, Kempton. The event is sponsored by Albany Township Historical Society, Kempton Community Center, and WK&S Railroad.
Mowday will be talking about his books on Fort Delaware, Unlikely Allies, and Gettysburg, Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story. His presentations are scheduled at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21.
The Kempton event provides visitors a chance to ride a train while experiencing the Civil War through the memories of the soldiers, spies and politicians who lived during the 1800s. Other events during the Civil War Days include history brought to life by the Damn Dutch and recognition of the Civil War veterans from the local area. For more information, see http://www.kemptontrain.com/kempton-civil-war-days/.
The Southern Chester County Civil War event will take place at the Robert Fulton Birthplace Museum and Garden, Quarryville. Demonstrations, encampments and President Lincoln and General Grant experts will give talks. For more information see, http://www.southernlancasterhistory.org/.
Mowday is an award-winning author and newspaper reporter. He has authored more than 15 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 www.mowday.com.
Mowday has a number of talks and signings in the coming week, including three on his new book First Date Homicides. On May 16 at Freedom Village, Coatesville, at 11:30 a.m. Mowday will speak before the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. On May 24 Mowday will speak at the Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop at 7:00 p.m. On June 6 Mowday will be at the Oxford Library at 6:30 p.m.
Copies of First Date Homicides can be obtained from Mowday by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The book costs $19.95.The book is Mowday’s only work of fiction depicting a Chester County murder mystery but a vast majority of the book is true and outlines Christian genocide across the world.
On June 1 Mowday will give a talk on Chester County and American Revolution at the Chester County Historical Society at 6:00 p.m. The talk kicks off the county’s Town Tours and Village Walks program that honors the 240th anniversary of the Campaign of 1777. Mowday wrote September 11, 1777, the first book on the battle of Brandywine. He also wrote a section of Reporting the Revolution: Before It Was History It Was News. The Reporting the Revolution book was just named one of the 100 best books ever written on the American Revolution.
Mowday will also sign books at the Barnes & Noble, Exton store on June 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. as part of a Father’s Day event. Two other talks will take place for the Elderberries at Simpson Meadows, Downingtown, at noon on Downingtown. On June 20 at the Thorndale Inn at 6:00 Mowday will give a presentation of Jailing The Johnston Gang for the Shriner’s.