Author and Researcher Lane Dyer

Author and Researcher Lane Dyer


October 24, 2023    
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Wilkes Heritage Museum
100 East Main Street, Wilkesboro, North Carolina, 28697

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From the Wilkes Heritage Museum

The Wilkes Heritage Museum and Wilkes Genealogical Society have partnered to present Author and Researcher Lane Dyer. This program will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m., in the museum’s auditorium. There is no fee to attend this program.

Join us to learn about “The Notorious Outlaw Lige Church” and other works by author Lane Dyer. A tale that began with basic genealogical research has now been turned into a riveting book.

A forgotten crime. A tale of murder and vengeance. “The Notorious Outlaw Lige Church” is a true crime novel of 1880s Wilkes County based on extensive research.

Author, columnist for The Wilkes Record, and Wilkes County native Lane Dyer will speak about how his efforts to research his family tree led him to discover a terrible and long forgotten crime.

The Wilkes Genealogical Society, Inc. was established by a local small group of interested people in 1967. Since that time, the Society has published various types of genealogical materials and continues to collect and provide citizens with a wide array of materials for research endeavors. These materials are housed at the Wilkes County Public Library.

The Wilkes Heritage Museum is located at 100 East Main Street in downtown Wilkesboro and is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rich history and heritage of Wilkes County for future generations through exhibits and special programs. All donations go towards the operational expenses for the organization. Regular museum hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For more information, please call (336) 667-3171 or visit Facebook @Wmuseum or the Wilkes Genealogical Society at (336) 838-2818 (Mara Lynn Tugman).

No admission charge. Donations appreciated!