Every Friday over this summer on our Facebook page, we shared a series of posters from the generous gift made by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall to the Flag House in 1965. Most of the posters were from the World War I and II eras.
Here, we’ve put them all together for viewing and we’re looking forward to sharing more treasures from our collection on social media next summer!
U.S.D. of 1812 New York State Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum Committee Announces the Inaugural Flag House Art Contest!
Join youthful artists everywhere in the Flag House Art Contest!
Most people do not know who Mary Pickersgill was or why her home, “The Flag House” is important. Mary Pickersgill created the flag in her home, that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that became our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner! The goal of this contest is to spread awareness of Mary Pickersgill, The Flag House, the Star Spangled Museum and create cool flag house art.
There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Contest open to K through 12th grade! Winning art to be hung at the Flag House!
See contest rules here and here or contact:
NYS Flag House & Star-Spangled Banner Museum
336 West State Street
firstname.lastname@example.org | 585-589-1640