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Commodore Stephen Decatur's Leadership and Legacy Through Physical Objects

Since 2010, the White House Historical Association has been based in historic Decatur House on Lafayette Square. The Association has honored its headquarters namesake through an annual luncheon on or around his birthday on January 5th.

As an enduring symbol of early American patriotism, Commodore Stephen Decatur lives on through archival collections at the Decatur House and United States Naval Academy Museum as well as the various schools, towns, and U.S. Naval ships named in his honor.

Join us for this year's virtual program "Commodore Stephen Decatur's Leadership and Legacy through Physical Objects," on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

About the Panel:

  • Katharine Malone-France, Chief Preservation Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Commander Claude Berube, Director, United States Naval Academy Museum
  • Osborne Phinizy Mackie, co-Author, The Stephen Decatur House: A History.
  • Moderated by: Dr. Robert Allison, Professor of History, Suffolk University