Stitching History: recreating the Flag that flew over Fort McHenry

The Maryland Historical Society is recreating the 30 x 42 foot Star Spangled Banner flag!

We will be sewing the flag during the same six-week time period that Mary Pickersgill did 200 years ago.

Mary Pickersgill, a local flag maker, worked with her daughter Caroline, nieces Eliza and Margaret Young, and African American indentured servant Grace Wisher to complete the flag in six weeks. We aim to recreate the flag during the same time period 200 years later.

Our flag will then be flown at Fort McHenry during the Defenders Day celebration!
Maryland Historical Society

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