True Colours Flag Project
Follow the process of recreating — and the history behind — the flags flown by 18th-century ships at sea during the Revolutionary War.
Sponsorship provided by The Color Guard of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution.
About the True Colours Flag Project
Learn More On-Site and Online!
Explore the work of Betsy Ross, Rebecca Flower Young, and other Philadelphia seamstresses who supported the Revolutionary War by making the large flags flown by privateers and navy ships at sea. On-site visitors will have an opportunity to interact with the modern makers recreating these early flags from countries like the United States, Germany, France, Britain, and more, including handling the flags, trying their hands at sewing, and learning about historic textile work. Digital visitors will be able to follow the project's progress and take a closer look behind the scenes. Don't miss the debut of these flags as we fly them over the Museum Plaza throughout Flag Day weekend.
The Making of True Colours
Go behind-the-scenes with the Museum and the makers recreating these historic flags.
An Introduction to the True Colours Flag Project
True Colours Events & Programs
Throughout A Revolutionary Summer and beyond, stay tuned for when the flags will be on display or used in educational programming at the Museum.
Flag Day Weekend: Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today Exhibit OpeningJune 12-14, 2021
Fourth of July Week with the MuseumJune 26 - July 5, 2021
A Revolutionary SummerMemorial Day through Labor Day
America 250’s official recognition of the True Colours Flag Project acknowledges the program as an expression of the America 250 vision to inspire the American spirit.Official Recognition