A sampling of past appearances by speaker/author David Bowles:

  • Presentation on How to Dig Deeper for Your Roots, San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society, San Antonio.
  • Storytelling of Fayette Smith being Abducted by Indians when Texas was a Republic, Brook Hollow Library, San Antonio.
  • The Towers Book Club, The Towers, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, Single Friends Sunday School Class, Speech on Advantages of Being Single
  • Alamo Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Speech on “First Christmas in Austin,” Argyle Club, San Antonio, Texas
  • Book Signing, Pensees Bookshop, Charleston, Illinois
  • McKinney Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, Speech on Children of the Revolution, El Dorado Country Club, McKinney, Texas
  • North Texas Book Festival, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas
  • Texas Heritage Day, Speech on Austin and Texas history and book signing, Oakwood Chapel, Austin, Texas
  • Atascosa Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Speech on Children of the Revolution, Plaza Tapatia Mexican Grill, Pleasanton, Texas
  • Austin area chapters of: Daughters, Sons, and Children of the American Revolution, Speech on “George Washington Day,” Austin Women’s Club, Austin, Texas
  • Book Signing, Book World, Lake City, South Carolina
  • St. Anne’s Catholic School, Speech on the American Revolution, Sumter, South Carolina
  • Sumter’s Home Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Sumter, South Carolina
  • Daytime Tri-Cities, Live Interview with Amy Lynn, WJHL TV, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • SuperTalk WFHG, Radio Interview with Steve Hawkins, Bristol, Virginia
  • Book Signing and Reception, Historic General Morgan Inn’s Lobby, Greeneville, Tennessee
  • Storytelling and Book Signing, Gracious Designs, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • National Storytelling Festival, Book Signing and Storytelling, Jonesborough Visitors Center, Jonesborough, Tennessee
  • Ol’ Shavano DAR Chapter, Speech on “The Women of Guilford Courthouse,” Oak Hills Country Club, San Antonio, Texas
  • North Texas Book Festival, Speech on “The Smith Family Goes to Austin,” The Center for Visual Arts, Denton, Texas
  • Atascosa Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Speech on “Women of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse,” Stage Stop Restaurant, Pleasanton, Texas
  • Area Regents Council Daughters of the American Revolution, Speech on “What Your Teacher Didn’t Tell You About George Washington,” Oak Hills Country Club, San Antonio, Texas
  • Austin Sons of the Republic of Texas, Speech on “First Daughter of Austin,” Hill’s Cafe, Austin, Texas
  • Indian Summer Days in Old Helena, Helena Courthouse, Karnes County, Helena, Texas
  • Save Texas History Symposium!, Austin, Texas
  • San Jacinto Daughters of the American Revolution, Speech on Women of Guilford Courthouse, Graceview Baptist Church, Tomball, Texas
  • Braun Station Elementary School, Speech on The Last Days of the Republic
  • Fredericksburg DAR, Speech on Women of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse
  • Temple, Texas Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Dedication of Grave for Elnora Van Cleve Brown – First Daughter of Austin, Spicewood, Texas
  • Alamo Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution,Speech on the Last Christmas at Guilford House
  • James McHenry Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • The Hyde Park Reading ClubLuncheon, Austin Womens Club
  • Group booksigning, All Saints Anglican Church, Fall Festival, San Antonio
  • Friday Networking Luncheon, San Antonio
  • Indian Summer Festival Celebrating the OLD CHISHOLM TRAIL  at the Helena Court House Museum, Hwy 80 & FM 81
  • Bluebonnet Chapter of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Marble Falls Library, Marble Falls, TX
  • Bini Roast: David toasted his lifelong friend, Raymond Bini, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, Captiva, FL
  • 104th Galbreath Family Reunion, 2010
  • Radio Interview, Off the Shelf with Denise Turney
  • Speech on The Revolutionary Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Lay Family Genealogical Association
  • Guide a private tour of the hallowed ground of the Alamo, Lay Family Genealogical Association
  • San Antonio Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Speech on the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Petroleum Club
  • The Petroleum Club Book Club, San Antonio, Texas
  • Booksignings for Adam’s Daughters at The Twig@Pearl and Barnes & Noble, La  Cantera, San Antonio
  • North Collin County Genealogical Society, McKinney, Texas
  • Alamo Heights Methodist Church, Single Friends Sunday School Class
  • The San Antonio Breakfast Club, the Quarry Golf Club
  • Texas State Genealogical Society, Keynote speaker for awards banquet at 2009 Genealogy with a Mission
  • Bay Area Genealogical Society, Houston, TX
  • National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, TN, Booksigning at Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center
  • Radio interview: Thinking Out Loud, AM910, WJCW
  • Story: “The Lost State of Franklin”: Jonesborough Branch of the Washington County Public Library, Jonesborough TN
  • Descendants of Adam Mitchell, 2009 Reunion, Jonesborough, TN
  • Reception and Book Signing, Jonesborough Branch of the Washington County Public Library, Jonesborough TN, September 28, 2009
  • TV Interview, Daytime Tricities, LIVE, with host Morgan King, WJHL-TV, Channel 11, Johnson City, TN, September 20, 2009. Watch the video online.
  • Alamo Heroes Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, September 1, 2009
  • 103rd Galbreath Reunion 2009, Walnut Point State Park, Oakand, IL
  • National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 119th Annual Congress, Atlanta, GA
  • Texas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 2009 Annual Convention, Nacogdoches, TX
  • Texas State Historical Association 113th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX
  • National Storytelling Festival 2008, Jonesborough, TN
  • Texas Self Storage Association 2008 Convention & Trade Show, San Antonio Convention Center: “good old-fashioned true tales from San Antonio-based storytelling legend David Bowles”
  • Bowles 2008 Family Reunion at Riverside Resort, Canyon Lake, TX
  • 102nd Galbreath Reunion near Oakland, IL
  • Grave-marking service for Revolutionary War Soldier William Galbreath at Patsy Mitchell Cemetary Ashmore, IL
  • Let Freedom Ring bell-ringing ceremony, July 4, 2008, San Antonio, TX. Introduction of keynote speaker State Senator Jeff Wentworth. See photos on David’s blog.
  • Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Boerne, TX: Writing Family History
  • Sons of the Republic of Texas, Moses Austin Chapter, Austin, TX
  • Mission Trace Book Club, San Antonio, TX: discussion of Spring House
  • Texas Authors Speak Fall Retreat, Salado, Texas
  • Daughters of the Republic of Texas’ 20th Texas History Forum, Alamo Hall, San Antonio, TX
  • Grandson Nicholas’ fourth grade class at Press Elementary in McKinney, TX. The McKinney newspaper covered the appearance and wrote a nice story with photos: A Special Kind of Show and Tell.
  • Patrick Henry Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Austin, TX
  • Live radio interview with Bryan Beck, KGSR-107.1, Austin, TX
  • The 101st Galbreath/Mitchell Reunion, Oakland Miller Park, Oakland IL: Spring House and Mitchell Family history. The event was covered by the Charleston Courier. You can read the article (with photo) on the paper’s Web site: Revolutionary War author Bowles speaks to descendants of early Coles County settlers.
  • TX Society Encampment of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge
  • Frontiers in Writing Conference, Amarillo, TX
  • Alamo Executives Association, San Antonio, TX
  • Colonel Karen Wagner High School JROTC Department Awards Day Ceremony, May 9, 2007, San Antonio, TX representing the Sons of the American Revolution
  • “Books ‘n Authors ‘n All That Jazz V”!, Weatherford College, Weatherford, Texas
  • “Lifetimers” of Woodland Baptist Church Luncheon: “The Role of Churches in the American Revolution”
  • SAC Book Fair, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX
  • Lights, Camera, Author!, Book and Author Dinner of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, Houston, TX
  • Radio interview on BOOKS n’ AUTHORS on KYQX 89.5 FM, simulcast on www.kyqx.com
  • The San Antonio Breakfast Club, San Antonio, TX,
  • Liberty Hill Library Benefit, Liberty Hill, TX
  • Boerne Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Boerne, TX: “The Battle of Guilford Courthouse”
  • Booksigning, Lemuria Books, Jackson, MS
  • Research trip to Jonesborough, TN; attended a meeting of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society
  • Booksigning, Downtown Books, Corinth, MS on trip to interview descendants of Hezekiah Mitchell for Adam’s Daughters: Book 2 in the Westward Sagas
  • First solo booksigning, Twig Bookshop, San Antonio, TX
  • Single Friends Sunday School Class at Alamo Heights Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX: “The Role of Protestant Churches in the Revolutionary War.”
  • Writer Friends of the San Antonio Library Booksigning, Barnes & Noble, San Pedro Crossing, San Antonio, TX
  • 225th Observance of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, NC, the site of the battle and Adam Mitchell’s farm, as described in Spring House: Laid wreath as representative of the San Antonio Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
  • Seminar on the Mitchell Family, Buffalo Creek Presbyterian Church, NC, the church founded 250 years ago by Adam Mitchell’s family
  • Alamo Heights Methodist Church, Single Friends Sunday School Class
  • The San Antonio Breakfast Club, the Quarry Golf Club

For information on upcoming appearances, visit David’s Appearances page.

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