The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum preserves the history of the making of the Star-Spangled Banner Flag, promotes the legacy of craftswoman Mary Young Pickersgill, and inspires personal connections to Baltimore and American history through place-based learning and the interpretation of the diverse lives of individuals who lived in the historic house since 1793.
Adopted June 2019
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion Statement
The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Association, Inc. is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We tell the story of the making of the Star-Spangled Banner flag, interpret the complex legacy of Mary Pickersgill, and explore the lives of those who lived here after its most famous resident, striving to make a difference in the lives of people who do not see themselves in our shared historical narratives, especially those who identify with groups whose history has been overlooked, ignored, denied, and erased. The museum seeks to integrate and ensure diversity of all voices, viewpoints, knowledge, and skills throughout our city, state, and region to meet its mission.
The Flag House’s Code of Ethics, DEI & Equal Access Policy, and Strategic Plan hold the museum accountable to make actionable changes that address accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion from our administration and board of directors to the way we interpret the history of the Flag House. We cannot be silent in the face of inequality and discrimination and must also work with our museum colleagues to advocate for equal pay and job advancement for BIPOC museum professionals. The Flag House is committed to taking action alongside our Baltimore City partners to execute its mission in a way that affects meaningful change within our museum and community.