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National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet Betsy Ross

National Archives Museum

Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

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Did Betsy Ross design the first American flag? Most likely no, she did not. Did Betsy Ross sew a flag for the American Congress early in the struggle for American freedom from Great Britain? Yes, indeed she did. Was this flag the first “Stars and Stripes” ever made? Unfortunately, the answer to this question may never be known, but such facts and myths about Betsy Ross have been recounted by generations of Americans. Learn the inspiring story of the patriot, upholsterer, and flag-maker who really was Betsy Griscom Ross Ashburn Claypoole (portrayed by Kim Hanley).


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