Flag Day Weekend
On June 14, 1777, Congress passed a resolution adopting the flag of the United States. Join us as we celebrate Flag Day virtually! Tune into the Museum’s Facebook page for a conversation about flags with Museum President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson and textile conservator Virginia Whelan, who conserved textiles for the Museum including Washington’s Standard, the flag that marked his presence on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War.
On Instagram on Sunday, watch a live flag-making demonstration as Tyler Putman, Manager of Gallery Interpretation at the Museum, adds stitches to a reproduction Revolutionary era flag. With the Museum’s recently enhanced, free Virtual Tour, you can explore the galleries anytime and see two rare Revolutionary-era flags, the Monmouth Flag and the Forster Flag, in the “Flags” gallery. Then, make your own colorful flag keepsake by following the Museum’s step-by-step instructions.
Flag Day Weekend with the Museum is sponsored by Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company.