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1814: War Comes to Washington, D.C., and Alexandria by Robert Dunkerly

Wednesday, February 19, 5:30pm7:00pm
Members $50 (Join today) Adults $65
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Virginia Historical Society
Robins Conference Room
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DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE CLASS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19. THE TIME AND LOCATION REMAIN THE SAME. This is a two-part class. Class one will take place on Thursday, February 6, and class two on Thursday, February 13. Learn about the British attacks on Washington, D.C., and Alexandria and their impact on Virginia.

Burning of the U.S. Capitol during the War of 1812Two hundred years ago, the War of 1812 came brutally to Virginia's doorstep. British troops captured Washington, D.C., and destroyed the fledging capital's public bulidings. Alexandria also felt the wrath of the enemy in a war that had taken a harsh turn. Join us as we explore these events and their impact on Virginia.

Robert Dunkerly, a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park, has written widely on military history and is active in historic preservation.

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