Morven Museum & Garden

The Stars and Stripes: Fabric of the American Spirit™

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The Stars and Stripes: Fabric of the American Spirit™

July 1, 2011 – January 8, 2012


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This exhibition featured one hundred flags from The Pierce Collection of American Parade Flags, tracing the history of our national emblem from its humble beginnings in 1777 into the twentieth century. Raised at Fort McHenry, Iwo Jima, and the World Trade Center – the American flag has been a constant symbol of our individual freedom and national unity. These one hundred flags represent one hundred moments in America’s history. The unique story of each presents the more intimate side of this internationally recognized ensign.