NEWS & EVENTS 2017

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Shelby will be at


Pirate Day


at the Museum of the Waxhaws


Saturday, August 26, 2017


10am-3pm


Come join in the fun!!

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Shelby will be at Historic Latta Plantation


Saturday, September 2 & Sunday, September 3, 2017


10am-4pm


for a Revolutionary War reenactment.


Featured at her table will be the books: "Backcountry Beginnings," "Secrets of a Backcountry Cemetery,"


"Patriots, Hessians, Refugees & Spies," and "Women of the Revolution."

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Past Events

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Shelby will be at Historic Latta Plantation


Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2, 2017 


10am-4pm


for a Civil War Battle Reenactment.


Featured will be Shelby's latest Civil War book,


"Letters of a Reluctant Confederate."



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Shelby will be speaking to the Sons of Confederate Veterans


at the James Miller camp on 1 June 2017


at the Stonewall camp on 8 June 2017


Her presentation topic will be:


Manifest Destiny & Espionage in the CSA.

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Shelby will be at the Museum of the Waxhaws,


where she is the Author in Residence,


on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 10am-3pm


for  the Local Writer's Book Fair.

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Shelby will be at Historic Latta Plantation's


World War Two weekend


Saturday, 6 May, 10 am to 4 pm


Sunday, 7 May, 10 am to 4 pm


She will be signing her WW2 and WW1 books


Joining Shelby will be Bryan Boyett, with his WW2 book series: Unsung Heroes.

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Shelby will be at


the Charlotte Museum of History for the Civil War Roundtable Symposium


Saturday, April 29 ,2017


where she will be learning more interesting items to put into her future books and selling her books on the back table.

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SHELBY WILL BE AT THE MUSEUM OF THE WAXHAWS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017 FROM 10 AM TIL 3 PM FOR A CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT.

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Shelby will be at Historic Latta Plantation


for the Battle of the Bulge


Saturday, 18 February from 10 am to 4 pm


Sunday, 19 February from 1 pm to 4 pm


Signing her World War Two books:


Life and War and Life and War Book 2


Plus her World War One novel:

Destiny on the North Sea


Joining her will be her husband, Bryan Boyett, with his "Unsung Heroes" book series.

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Shelby will be at Historic Latta Plantation


Saturday, 28 January 2017


from 10 am to 4 pm


for a Revolutionary War Living History Weekend.


                   Look for her on the porch of the main building.

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Shelby will be at the Museum of the Waxhaws on November 19, 2016


to meet Clara Barton and hear about nursing during the Civil War. Shelby


will also hear President Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address.


There will be re-enactors, displays, and much more.


Come out and enjoy a Civil War History Day at the Museum and take a


look at Shelby's Civil War books: Fallen Sons, On Both Sides, Free State


of Jones and Parallels, and Secrets of the Williams Cemetery.

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PIRATE DAY


AHOY MATES!      Shelby will be signing

JOHN MARKHAM: THE ORIGINS OF VIRGINIA'S PIRATE


and her new children's book: 

Adventuresome Pirates


 


Saturday, 27 August 2016, from 10 am to 4 pm 


MUSEUM OF THE WAXHAWS,  8215 Waxhaw Hwy, Waxhaw, NC 28173



There will be many pirates joining us and we will offer sword fight demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, and other exciting pirate activities. Fun happenings take place all day.

 You don't want to miss it!


HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078

Shelby will have a book signing table at these important Revolutionary War events:

Revolutionary War Saturday, 20 August 2016, from 10 am to 4 pm

Battle of the Bees & Revolutionary War Encampment
Saturday, 3 Sept. & Sunday, 4 Sept., from 10 am to 4 pm


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Shelby will have a book signing table at the


Bost Grist Mill Civil War Re-enactment and Encampment


Saturday, 10 Sept. & Sunday, 11 Sept. 2016


from 10 am to 4 pm

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Come and Learn some Civil War History you have never heard before!


Shelby will be signing & teaching from her Civil War books:


Free State of Jones and Parallels, Fallen Sons, On Both Sides, and Secrets of the Williams Cemetery


 Saturday, 6 August, 2016, from 10 am until 2 pm


 The Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Hwy, Waxhaw NC 28173

Shelby was at


Historic Latta Plantation, Huntersville, NC


on June 4 & 5, 2016 for the 


exciting Civil War Battle Re-enactment.


Featured was Shelby's new book


"Free State of Jones and Parallels"


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Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans!!!
The party you never received takes place on April 9, 2016 at the Museum of the Waxhaws!
Absolutely Free to Veterans and their families!
 See the USO-style Show, have some Bar-B-Q, and enjoy the "Welcome Home" you deserve!!!
Shelby will be there to welcome you personally as she hosts the welcome desk.

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Shelby attended Living History Day at the


Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Hwy, Waxhaw NC 28173


Saturday February 20, 2016


Cooking Demonstrations in the Historic Cabin

Booking Signing - Shelby's Revolutionary Era Books

Fun for the whole family!! 

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Shelby was featured at a Gathering of local authors

on February 6, 2016,

from 10 am - 3 pm at

the Museum of the Waxhaws ,

8215 Waxhaw Hwy, Waxhaw, NC  28173. Thank you to those who came out for

Author Day.

It was a great event, with 14 local authors

sharing their works. This event will be repeated

next spring. Hope to see you there!


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Shelby attended the Commemoration of the Battle of Cowan's Ford on January 30, 2016, at 10 am at Hopewell Presbyterian Church. After the ceremony, Shelby sold her Revolutionary War period books from 12 pm - 4 pm during the Living History Event at  Historic Latta Plantation. Books that were featured were: Secrets of a Backcountry Cemetery, Women of Pioneer Spirit, Women of the Revolution, and More Women of the Revolution.

Thank you to those of you who came Historic Latta Plantation. I sold out of Secrets of a Backcountry Cemetery and Women of the Revolution!!

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Shelby  attended this event to remember


Pearl Harbor. Hope to see you next year.

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Shelby spoke to the Women's Auxiliary of the


Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 634


Saturday August 22, 2015


at Golden Corral Restaurant, Matthews NC

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SHELBY WAS IN DOWNTOWN MONROE NC


 AT THE WARRIORS AND WARBIRDS BOOTH


FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH, 6PM TO 9PM


FOR THE VJ DAY CELEBRATION.


YOU MISSED A SPECIAL TIME!


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Local Authors Book Signing at Mint Hill Classic Car Cruise-In

 

Bryan and Shelby Boyett, local authors, will be signing their books at the monthly Mint Hill Classic Car Cruise-In on Friday, August 7th, 2015 from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm. The event will be held in the parking lot of Monroe Hardware, one of the sponsors of this seasonal show.


Shelby is a local family historian and genealogist who has written two volumes about Civil War veterans and their stories. The first, “Fallen Sons,” tells the story of an Arkansas family who tragically lost three sons in the war. “On Both Sides” traces her own ancestors as they fought on opposite sides during the national conflict. Shelby is the historian of the Mecklenburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and is active in many local museum events spanning the American Revolution and Civil War eras.


Bryan is a military biographer and has published a book about a local Mint Hill native, Jonathan Joye, and his time in Marine Corps Boot Camp entitled “A New Beginning.” His latest book is a biography of young Jonathan’s grandfather, Lt. Vincent Malone, who was a WWII fighter pilot. Bryan is currently writing a multi-volume collection of stories of other WWII veterans, many of which live in the Matthews/Mint Hill area. He is very active in supporting veterans groups, including the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Warriors & Warbirds.

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