Star Spangled Banner Summer Lectures

The burning of Washington depicted in an 1814 British broadside cartoon. Library of Congress

Tuesday, July 29, 2014  |  6:00 p.m.

"Twelve Things You Ought to Know About the War of 1812 in Washington, Baltimore, and New Orleans"

Anthony Pitch

Anthony Pitch has worked as journalist in England, Africa and Israel, a former Associated Press Broadcast Editor in Philadelphia, and as a senior writer in the books division of U.S. News & World Report in Washington, D.C. He is the author of a number of highly praised books, including The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814 and "They Have Killed Papa Dead!" - The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance.




Star Spangled Banner Summer Lectures

Major General Robert Ross, by permission of Mr. Stephen Campbell, Rostrevor.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014  |  6:00 p.m.

"Major General Robert Ross, the man who burnt the White House"

John McCavitt

A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, McCavitt is a widely  published historian and author of  numerous journal articles and three books on British and Irish history. A resident of Rostrevor, County Down, Northern Ireland (the home town of General Robert Ross, the man who captured Washington in 1814), he is currently co-authoring a biography of Major  General Robert Ross with Chris George from Baltimore, MD.


These events were held:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014


David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House

Event Address: 1610 H Street, NW (Carriage House Entrance)

Nearby Parking Garages: 1625 I Street NW / 1750 H Street NW / 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW

Nearest Metro Stops: Farragut West and McPherson Square on the Blue/Orange Line, and Farragut North on the Red Line





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