March 26 Book Talk: “Washington D.C. and the War of 1812, Rising from the Ashes” by Mark N. Ozer
Join us at noon on Wednesday, March 26 in Ketchum Hall of the V.F.W. Building at 200 Maryland Avenue, NE, for the second lecture in our series this year on the War of 1812. This lecture features a book talk by author Mark N. Ozer as he examines the role of the Nation’s Capital, Washington D.C., in the War of 1812.
At the beginning of the war the city was the new national capital, striving to find its rationale in its few public buildings. It was a seat of government where a weak executive failed to control a fractious legislature even while fighting at its distant borders a war against the world’s great power. It then became itself a seat of war. After its destruction and a peace snatched out of the depths of defeat, there was a renewal of national feeling. The more emphatic restatement of the city’s significance and reinstatement of its public buildings have continued to reverberate in the history of the city and in our national life.
The event is free and open to the public. The author will have copies of his book for purchase and autographing. Preregistration is recommended.