America’s international hero, the Marquis Lafayette, risked his life and spent his fortune in the fight for American independence from England. Without Lafayette and the assistance of France, America may not have been victorious during the American Revolution. The importance of the Battle of Brandywine, where Lafayette was wounded on September 11th, 1777, has not been recognized as a major turning point in America’s independence.
The Fort Plain Museum will host a virtual program based on the book Lafayette at Brandywine: The Making of an American Hero, about Lafayette’s role in America’s fight for freedom and the historical importance of the Battle of Brandywine. The award winning author of the book Bruce E. Mowday will present the program, set for Monday, January 31st.
Bruce Mowday, is an award-winning author and newspaper reporter. Mowday has appeared on the Discovery ID channel, C-SPAN, the Pennsylvania Cable Network along with Philadelphia and local television shows. He recently appeared on Counter Culture, a PBS Emmy-winning show (taped and first showing in January, 2020 on Stealing Wyeth. Barricade Books has published the following Mowday books: Jailing The Johnston Gang; Bringing Serial Murderers To Justice; Why The Hall Not: Richie Ashburn’s Amazing Journey to Cooperstown; Life With Flavor; Picketts Charge; Selling Your Book and Stealing Wyeth. He lives in West Chester, PA.
This program will begin at 7 pm and will be held via Zoom. Registration is required. For more information or to register, click here.
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