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Meet the Author – Heather Cole

October 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Heather Cole

Join us for a book signing by author Heather Cole, who will be presenting her book “Virginia’s Presidents: A History & Guide.” Cole will be at the Hardesty-Higgins Visitor Center on October 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A meet the author table will be set up on the patio by Heritage Bakery.

The book is available to purchase in the Rocktown Gift Shoppe, located at the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center and Gift Shoppe are open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About the Book 

George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. James Madison. James Monroe. William Henry Harrison. John Tyler. Zachary Taylor. Woodrow Wilson. More U.S. presidents were born in Virginia than in any other state in the Union. Travel the state and visit the museums and historic homes that tell the stories of these eight men. From Mount Vernon, Monticello and Montpelier to the Wilson Presidential Library, read the stories of the sites that shaped the lives of presidents. Historian and author Heather S. Cole is a guide to the places they called home.

About the Author
Heather S. Cole is a writer and public historian living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. She has worked in a variety of museums and archives, including as an interpreter at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, Virginia. This is her third book for The History Press.

About Arcadia Publishing
As the nation’s leading publisher of books of local history and local interest, Arcadia’s mission is to connect people with their past, with their communities and with one another. Arcadia is the home of unique hyper-local histories of countless hometowns across all fifty states, as well as books on local food, beer and wine; and stories of famous hauntings, all one American city and town at a time. Arcadia has an extraordinary catalog of 17,000 local titles and publishes 500 new books each year. Arcadia counts among its imprints Pelican Publishing, a 100-year old independent press based in New Orleans, and the critically acclaimed Wildsam Publishing, publisher of highly curated travel literature and guides. Using its proprietary Store Match system, Arcadia can create a highly customized hyper-local book assortment for any storefront in the nation.


October 6, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hardesty Higgins House Visitor Center
212 S Main St.
Harrisonburg, 22801
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(540) 432-8935
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