Learn about Brookeville and the War of 1812
A history symposium, “Brookeville and the Burning of Washington: A Tale of Two Capitals,” will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Performing Arts Center at Sandy Spring Friends School.
Speakers include Sandra Heiler, chairwoman of the Brookeville War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission; David Hildebrand, director of the Colonial Music Institute; author Anthony Pitch; Megan O’Hern, a staff researcher with the Maryland State Archives; Catherine Lavoie, chief of the Historic American Buildings Survey with the National Park Service; Bob Hines, educator, historian and field director of the town’s archaeology project; and author Steve Vogel.
The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Registration is at uscapitalforaday.org.