Capitol Conflagrator? Major General Robert Ross and the Burning of the Capitol in 1814

Join us at noon on Wednesday, August 6 in Ketchum Hall of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Building to hear John McCavitt discuss the role […] ... › READ MORE

Support USCHS Educational Programming

Under the most famous symbol of freedom in the world — the Capitol Dome — USCHS educates people about the history of the Capitol and […] ... › READ MORE

America Under Fire: Mr. Madison’s War & the Burning of Washington City–September Symposium Commemorates War of 1812

To  Commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the August 24, 1814 invasion and burning of the White House and United States Capitol, […] ... › READ MORE

Andrew Tan and Richard Alec Merski Accept First Place Awards in 2013 Making Democracy Work Student Essay Contest

  On Friday, May 2, 2014 Andrew Tan and Richard Alec Merski accepted the first place awards in the junior and senior divisions (respectively) of the Society’s […] ... › READ MORE

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