Yorktown, VA, is venue for one of Bruce E. Mowday’s events in October

October 3, 2023


Yorktown, Virginia, is one of the October venues

for West Chester author Bruce E. Mowday


        WEST CHESTER _ Yorktown, Virginia, is one of the October venues for talks and book signings on Lafayette by West Chester author Bruce E. Mowday.

Mowday is signing on October 19 at the Gallery at York Hall during the anniversary marking the surrender of the British army at Yorktown. The signing takes place from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

“Lafayette is an American hero,” Mowday said. “The young Frenchman was wounded at Brandywine on September 11, 1777. In September 1781, Lafayette was battling British General Cornwallis in Virginia. The campaign led to the surrender of the British army at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.”

Mowday wrote four books on the battle of Brandywine and Lafayette. His work September 11, 1777: Washington’s Defeat at Brandywine Dooms Philadelphia was the first detailed look at the battle. His book Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of American Hero details the importance of Brandywine and Lafayette and Lafayette’s contributions to American freedom. His third book is Lafayette: America’s Young Hero & Guest. The book is for students and young adults.

Mowday’s latest book Emotional Brandywine, a collection of essays to go with paintings by noted Chadds Ford artist Karl J. Kuerner, was released October 1 by Regent Publishing of California.

On Saturday, October 7 in Wilmington at 8:30 a.m. Mowday gives a presentation on Lafayette before the American Association of University Women. Downingtown artist Adrian Martinez painted the cover art for his Lafayette book. On October 10 at 1:45 p.m. Mowday joins Martinez for a presentation at the Church of the Saviour, Wayne.

Mowday will give an update on the upcoming Lafayette Bicentennial Celebration on October 16 Kendal at Longwood at 7:00 p.m. Mowday is chair of the Lafayette Bicentennial Brandywine Committee. Also, on October 26 Mowday will be signing books during the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force celebration at Thornbury Farms 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

On October 13, Mowday leads a Hershey’s Mill bus tour on early Pennsylvania history. Prelude to Freedom is the first of four such bus tours.

Besides his American Revolution books, Mowday wrote on Gettysburg, true crime, business and sports. For all of his books, see www.mowday.com. To schedule a talk or purchase signed copies of his books, contact Mowday at mowday@mowday.com.

Mowday’s non-American Revolution events in October include a talk on the Johnston Gang at Harrison House, Coatesville, on October 11 at 1:15 p.m. On October 13 at 4:00 p.m. Mowday is signing books at a special History and Mystery event at Kathy’s Corner Shop in North East, Maryland.

William Penn is the subject of Mowday’s presentation at the 300th anniversary London Grove Township on October 21 at Goddard Park. He will sign books.

On October 25 at 7:00 a.m., Mowday gives a presentation on Pickett’s Charge: The Untold Story before the West Chester Sunrise Rotary at Arbour Square.