Sunday, August 31, 2014

U.S. Capitol For A Day, Part 2

As mentioned in Part 1, Brookeville, Maryland has conducted a festival during the past two days to commemorate the brief stay of President James Madison, after he fled Washington, D.C. during the War of 1812.  In the center of town is Brookeville Academy, which started out as a one-story building, before being expanded over the years.

These horses and their buggy gave some people a ride.

Here's another equine team and its wagon.

In a reenactment, Secretary of State James Monroe (center) rides into town.

Three more horses and their riders, two of whom pass in front of an era-appropriate flag having 15 stars and 15 stripes.

In this reenactment, President Madison (below the flag) announces that the British have left Washington.

Before leaving, I took a swing over to nearby Oakley Cabin.

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