PENNSBURG PA – Local historian Bob Wood hopes to enthrall listeners with “The Tragic Story of Bill Howe,” which he is scheduled to present May 10 (2023; Wednesday) during the free Brown Bag Lecture at the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, 105 Seminary St. The lecture begins at noon and will be offered both in-person at the center and virtually.
Reservations for either a seat or the Zoom link are being accepted now by calling 215-679-3103 or sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Born 1839 in Perkiomenville, Bill Howe fought heroically during December 1862 at the Battle of Fredericksburg. He later was executed by hanging in August 1864 at Fort Mifflin, after being charged with desertion and the murder of Abraham Bartolet. Historian, teacher, and artist Wood will tell Howe’s story in an illustrated talk.
The center, which is the regional history museum for the Upper Perkiomen Valley, is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Admission to visit exhibits or conduct research in its library is free.
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