Annapolis native's documentary to air on Maryland Public Television
Date: August 9, 2015, Caiptal Gazette
Fires blazed. Refugees took to the streets. Washington, D.C. was in a state of panic. Rumors swirled that the Brits were on a mission to capture President James Madison. So Madison and his first lady fled the city.
A little town in Maryland becase their safe haven. It's a part of history that most people don't know, but Mark Hildebrand does - he filmed a documentary about it. Brookville: Capital for a Day is the storey of the only time in history that a president was on the run and was sheltered by Quakeers.
Produced by Hildebrand, an Annapolis native who lives in Adelphi, the film documents the historical happensings in Maryland and the nation's capital in August 1814.
A screening will be held on Wednesday at the Brice House in downtown Annapolis. It will air on Maryland Public Television at 10 p.m. Aug. 26
Located in Montgomery County, 18 miles north of Washington, Brooksville becamse known as the "U.S. Capital for a Day" when President Madison retreated to the home of the postmaster there when the British invaded D.D. in August 1814.
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