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Only One Month Remains to See "Flags and Founding Documents" Special Exhibition, on View through Sept. 6

Only one month remains to experience more than 40 rare American flags displayed alongside historic documents in the Museum of the American Revolution’s special summer exhibition Flags and Founding Documents, 1776 – Today.
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"Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today" Special Exhibition Opens Flag Day Weekend, On View June 12 – Sept. 6

More than 40 rare American flags will go on display alongside historic documents beginning Flag Day Weekend, reflecting a growing and changing American nation. The special exhibition, Flags and Founding Documents, 1776 – Today, will be on view at the Museum of the American Revolution from Saturday, June 12 – Monday, September 6, 2021, as part of the Museum’s Revolutionary Summer.
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Museum’s "Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today" and True Colours Flag Project Officially Recognized by America 250

The America 250 Foundation today officially recognized the Museum of the American Revolution’s Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today and True Colours Flag Project as expressions of the America 250 vision to inspire the American spirit.
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Labor Day Weekend: Closing of Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

September 4-6, 2021
Over Labor Day weekend, join the Museum for the closing weekend of our Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today summer exhibit and family-friendly crafts and activities.
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Member Preview: Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today Exhibit

June 11, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Museum Members are invited to kick off Flag Day weekend by joining us for the members-only preview of our new summer exhibition Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today.
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Young Friends Tour: Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

August 14, 2021 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Young Friends of the Museum are invited for a special opportunity to join a guided tour of our summer exhibition, Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today, with an exhibit expert.
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Young Friends Tour: Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

July 31, 2021 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Young Friends of the Museum are invited for a special opportunity to join a guided tour of our summer exhibition, Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today, with an exhibit expert.
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Flag Day Weekend: Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today Exhibit Opening

June 10-14, 2021
Join the Museum over Flag Day weekend to explore the evolution of the American flag with the opening of our Flags and Founding Documents exhibit, True Colours Flag Project debut, and more.
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Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

June 12 - Sept. 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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Finding Freedom: Deborah - “Muster Book of Free Black Settlement of Birchtown,” Page 40

When Deborah arrived in Nova Scotia in 1783, she was one of many newly freed people of African descent who helped settle Birchtown, a town named for British Brigadier General Samuel Birch. This page from a 1784 census, or list of residents, documents the men and women who lived in Birchtown the year after the town’s founding. Deborah’s name, recorded as Deborah Lynch, can be found near the bottom of the page on the left side. Harry, her husband listed in the 1783 “Inspection Roll of Negroes,” is not included in this census. He may have died due to the harsh conditions and bad weather that the settlers faced. Deborah likely took the last name Lynch because Harry had been owned by a Loyalist named Lynch, whom Deborah also lived with for a short time. In this document, Deborah is listed as a member of the household of a man named Neil Robinson. No other details about their relationship status are currently known.

“Muster Book of Free Black Settlement of Birchtown,” 1784, Library and Archives Canada, MG 9 B9-14, item 1292

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