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America 250 Logo Recognition

This official recognition acknowledges the Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today exhibit and the True Colours Flag Project as an expression of the America 250 vision to inspire the American spirit. Official recognition includes this program in the monumental and cohesive commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the United States. However, this recognition does not constitute and shall not be construed as Commission’s or Foundation’s approval of or responsibility for any aspect of the program’s organization, content or implementation, including, without limitation, opinions and comments that are uploaded or posted on this website, or any other website or social media page controlled by the Museum. The AMERICA 250™ trademark and logo is owned and licensed by the United States Semiquincentennial Commission. Unauthorized use of the AMERICA 250™ trademarks is strictly prohibited.

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Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

June 12 - September 6, 2021
The Museum's summer 2021 exhibit showcased dozens of rare American flags alongside historic early state constitutions and the first printing of the proposed U.S. Constitution of 1787 to shed light on the triumphs and tensions that the United States faced as new states joined the Union.
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True Colours & Washington Standard Projects

Follow the process of recreating and the history behind the flags flown by 18th-century ships during the Revolutionary War as well as General George Washington's headquarters flag.
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A Revolutionary Summer

Throughout A Revolutionary Summer, the Museum's special events and exhibits offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to explore the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance.
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