Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 pm

! JLM 10-9-2013 # 43Professional storyteller John L. Moore specializes in presenting dramatic episodes from Pennsylvania’s colonial history. Dressed as a frontiersman, Moore brings people of the wilderness to life by telling their stories with suspense, horror, humor, and colorful anecdotes. He adds to the effect by employing such props as tomahawks, knives, antique axes, drums, cowbells and even sleigh bells.

Based in Northumberland, the storyteller is also an author and freelance writer. Sunbury Press Inc. recently published the eight books in his Frontier Pennsylvania Series, which are all available on Amazon.com. The most recent one is Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks. His monthly newspaper column, “History Ahoy,” appears in the Sunday edition of The Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa. Moore has performed for chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Revolution, church groups, historical and genealogical societies, campers at state parks, and heritage festivals.

This season he gave presentations at Frances Slocum State Park (“The Frances Slocum Story”); at Fort Roberdeau (“Life & Death at Fort Roberdeau”), a Blair County park near Altoona; and at the Gutelius House Museum, Mifflinburg. 

Come to the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library on Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 pm to listen to John tell stories from frontier Pennsylvania, including “Murder in the Woods” from his book Bows, Bullets, and Bears.