White House History Live: When Washington Burned
Join us in learning more about White House History right from your own home. Our Facebook Live series, White House History Live, delves into the stories that make up the history of the Executive Mansion.
Dr. Robert Watson will join us to discuss his new book, When Washington Burned: The British Invasion of the Capital and a Nation’s Rise From the Ashes. This conversation will explore how the British planned the invasion, the decision to strike the capital city, the mistakes made by American leadership along the way, and most importantly, the decision to rebuild the city.
This event will be live streamed on the White House Historical Association's Facebook and YouTube pages starting at 5:30 pm ET on August 15.