Kessell History Center Celebrates Wiley Cash and Lucy Penegar

Gastonia, NC
Thursday October 5
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate two of Gastonia’s own: Wiley Cash, author of newly released The Last Ballad, and Lucy Penegar, champion of historic preservation at the Penegar Events Hall, Loray Mill

Wiley Cash’s The Last Ballad, tells the story of Ella May Wiggins and the forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early Twentieth Century America. Cash will share his inspiration and research, as well as read from the book.

Park Road Books will be onsite selling copies of The Last Ballad. 10% of the evening’s sales will be donated to the Kessell History Center.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Amanda Holland at or 980-266-9923.

This event is brought to you by the Alfred C. Kessell History Center, Gaston County Museum of Artand History, Gaston Literacy Council, Arrogantly Shabby Book Club, GO Gaston, and Friends of the Gaston County Public Library, with support from the Carrie E and Lena V Glenn Foundation.