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The seamstresses tasked with bringing the True Colours Flag Project to life have been hard at work over the last few weeks. As we near the debut of this hand-sewn replica “suit of colors,” flags that will hang them in the Museum's atrium for the first time from June 10-14 over Flag Day weekend, we figured now would be the perfect chance to check in with our makers to see how progress is coming along.

We have also been sharing periodic project progress updates on our Instagram. Continue following @amrevmuseum for more! Plus, get an in-person look in the coming weeks when we’re joined by some of the project’s makers at the Museum: Jana Violante (June 4-6), Ruth Hodges (June 12), and Kirsten Hammerstrom (July 3-5).

Scroll below for photo and video updates from our makers. We’re “sew” excited to see the True Colours Flag Project coming together!


True Colours Betsy Ross House Dutch Ensign Flag
Dutch ensign sewn by the Betsy Ross House's Elise D'Avella, Jennifer Gray, and Carol Spacht. Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

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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 with the Museum's True Colours Flag Project.
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Jun 10

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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True Colours Flags laid out in liberty Hall at the Museum and photographed above from a lift
True Colours Flag Project

Meet the Makers of True Colours

Meet the seamstresses the Museum has partnered with to bring the True Colours Flag Project to life using historically accurate techniques and materials.
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