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The Story of the Star Spangled Banner Flag
September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Most Baltimoreans are familiar with the story of the Battle of Baltimore and the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key’s famous song and eventual American national anthem, but how did the most famous flag to ever fly come to be? This program examines flag maker Mary Young Pickersgill’s early life in Philadelphia at the start of the American Revolution and the Young-Pickersgill family’s connections to the birth of the nation – setting the Young-Pickersgill women up for their significant contribution to the War of 1812 with the crafting of the Star-Spangled Banner in the little house at the corner of Pratt and Albemarle Streets in Baltimore’s oldest neighborhood, Jonestown. A tale of perseverance and enterprise, this program is sure to give you a new perspective on the story of the Star-Spangled Banner and the family of flag makers. Please join Amanda Shores Davis, the Executive Director of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House & Museum in Baltimore, Maryland to hear more about this engaging story.