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Moss to speak on 'Rugby Grange'

The Henderson County Heritage Museum will host local author Bill Moss, who will present a slide show and talk on his book, The Westfeldts of Rugby Grange, at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Historic Courthouse.


Following the presentation there will be refreshments in the Community Room and the author will sign copies of his book, which will be on sale. The event is free to the public.


The Westfeldts of Rugby Grange traces the history of the Westfeldt family, which originally settled in Fletcher in the 1870s. The Rugby Grange has sheltered six generations of Westfeldts and still stands today.
A description of the book on describes the narrative as "the story of that grand home and its fertile surrounding land, and the story of the fascinating cast of family members, friends and neighbors who lived in and visited the big stone house."
Moss, an award winning reporter, editorial writer and editor for more than 30 years, interviewed many of the family members and friends and recounts their stories as if he lived them himself. His telling of the people and their time in history has been described as "...a vivid portrait that collectors of Southern Appalachian history will want to read and enjoy and keep on their bookshelves."
The Westfeldts of Rugby Grange is the second in a planned series of books commissioned by the Fletcher Arts and Heritage Association (FAHA) to document the rich history of Fletcher.
Moss is well known in Henderson County, having served as executive editor of the Hendersonville Times-News for 12 years before starting his own newspaper, the Hendersonville Lightning, of which he is editor and publisher.