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The Decatur House's War of 1812 Exhibit Covers D.C. Lore

23 Aug
August 23, 2013 Washington, D.C. is a city rich in history. But with so many momentous occasion having occurred here, it is easy to forget some of this town’s biggest moments. And with all the wonderful monuments and museums, it’s sometime easy to miss other buildings steeped in significance. This weekend, right downtown, there is an opportunity to engage history and a historic building, by visiting one of Washington, D.C.’s most impressive, but less-well known houses that's hosting an exhibit on an most infamous moment in this city’s history. One hundred and ninety-nine years ago, almost to the day, British soldiers burned Washington, D.C. to the ground. It happened the last week of August in 1813, Read more [...]