DAR Chapter Hosts Speaker April 19, 2018
Members of the Cornwall Iron Furnace Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) gathered for a presentation on the Ephrata Cloisters contributions to the American Revolution on Jan. 20.
Michael Showalter, museum educator for the historic Ephrata Cloister, gave a presentation on the history of the Ephrata Cloister, which was one of the Revolutionary War hospitals where soldiers were treated. In the winter of 1777-78, it cared for approximately 260 soldiers. Showalter also pointed out other sites that were use throughout central Pennsylvania where wounded service members were treated.
For more information about the DAR chapter, readers may visit www.cornwallironfurnacedar.org.
Library To Host Authors April 19, 2018
Four local authors will converge at Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, on Tuesday, May 1, to talk about their respective titles. Co-authors Mike Roth and Stan White, along with Carol A. Park and Todd Gontz, will be available for a meet-and-greet event at 6 p.m. The hourlong program will then begin at 6:30 p.m.
The program will begin with presentations by Park and Gontz. Park has published "Banebringer," which is the first book of her "heretic gods" trilogy. The fantasy novel for adults is set in a world teetering on the brink of war, but two unlikely heroes discover that the most difficult wars are those waged within.
Gontz will discuss his spy novel, "Operation Cinder." The historical fiction sheds light on espionage that occurred behind the scenes of the battles of the Civil War.
The featured presentation will be given by Roth and White, who will focus on the subject of their new book "Fulton House." The duo will relate interesting facts about the Robert Fulton Birthplace and the area once called Fulton House. Roth and White have collaborated on two previous books, "Quarryville" and "A Railroad for the Southern End."
The authors will have books available for purchase, and they will sign autographs during the meet-and-greet portion of the program.
The May 1 event will be open to the public free of charge. For more information, readers may contact director Sylvia Drennen at 717-786-1336 or email@example.com.