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Film Viewing: "Brookville: Capital for a Day"
Start Date: 8/10/2016Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 8/10/2016End Time: 2:00 PM
Event Description:
An independent production of Make Your Mark Media, this one-hour documentary tells the story of the only time in our history when the President of the United States was on the run from an invading enemy force, and the pacifist community in Maryland that sheltered him.
In August 1814, four thousand British troops defeated a larger American force at Bladensburg, Maryland, and marched on to our nation’s Capital. While the British set fire to the White House and other public buildings, refugees clogged the streets. President James Madison kept moving to avoid capture, and eventually took shelter in the Quaker town of Brookville, north of Washington.
Following the 1 hour film there will be a panel discussion and question/answer period with filmmaker Mark Hildebrand and project historians
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Maryland State Archives
Conference Room
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD
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