Join author and historian, Joe Mobley, for a talk on his book

Saturday, April 29
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Admission is free- donations are appreciated and benefit the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens.

About the Book                                       

Richard Caswell emerged during the Revolution as a vital leader of the Patriot cause. Though he was a loyal British subject who fought against the backcountry Regulator rebellion, he embraced America’s revolutionary fervor. He represented North Carolina at the Continental Congress and bravely commanded troops at the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge. He supervised the writing of North Carolina’s constitution and was elected the Old North State’s first governor. After the Revolution, he again served as governor and became a leading spokesman for the ratification of the United States Constitution. Author and historian Joe Mobley chronicles the life of a man devoted to the public service of North Carolina and a new nation.



About the Author

Joe A. Mobley has worked with the Division of Archives and History of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, serving as archivist, historical researcher and historical publications editor. Until his retirement, he served as editor in chief of the North Carolina Historical Review. Currently, he teaches courses in North Carolina history at NC State University and Louisburg College. He has published several works of history, and has won the 2006 North Carolina Book Award.


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