An extensive private collection of American flags, political banners, and memorabilia tell a visual story of our states. See original pre-Civil War flags, reproductions from the Colonial era, and more!
Included in the exhibit is a 34 Star Parade Flag made of silk. This flag was reportedly flown at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery on November 19, 1863. Also in the show is a 13 Star/13 Stripe Flag circa 1861 – 1876. It is an example of the first flag of the United States, authorized by the Second Continental Congress on June 14 (now Flag Day) 1777.
Museum visitors will also see printed samples of the Flag Acts and a wonderful English Textile (circa 1783) with an all-over pattern showing Liberty seated on an altar. She is pictured holding a medallion of Washington being crowned with a laurel wreath by a flying Victory, with legend “America Presenting at the Altar of Liberty Medallions of her Illustrious Sons”.