Author Talk: Ralph Eshelman

Cleveland Park Library

Author Talk: Ralph Eshelman

Chesapeake Legends & Lore cover In August 1814, the British set fire to Washington, D.C.  One question: how much of it was burned?

The infamous burning of Washington is one of the legends about the city during the War of 1812.  Find out what is legend and what is true.  You may be surprised to learn the truth is different than what you were taught in history class!

On Thursday, July 17, local author Ralph Eshelman will be speaking about his new book Chesapeake Legends & Lore from the War of 1812.  Copies of the book are available through the library system. The author talk is at 7 p.m. in the first floor auditorium and is open to the public.
This program commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the burning of Washington in August 1814.

For more information and questions, please call 202-282-3072.

~Elisa Babel, Adult Librarian