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Monday, July 8, 2013

The Star-Spangled Banner Project!

Have you heard about the Star-Spangled Banner Project? The Maryland Historical Society is recreating the Star Spangled Banner....and you, yes you, can add your stitches to this American Flag!


"Beginning July 4, 2013, The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) will be recreating the 30 x 42 foot Star-Spangled Banner flag that inspired the writing of our national anthem. Using authentic materials, MdHS will employ traditional stitching techniques that Mary Pickersgill used 200 years ago....On Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 11 from noon until 3 p.m. the general public is invited to come and add a stitch to the flag. During these days, MdHS will host the Fort McHenry Fife and Drum Corps, celebrity guest appearances, actors in period costume, exhibit tables from our friends and partners, and mobile food vendors outside of the Museum. To register for the public days, visit www.mdhs.org/events." (https://www.mdhs.org/pressrelease/stitching-history-recreating-star-spangled-banner-maryland-historical-society)


To learn more, please visit the Maryland Historical Society!

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