The fact that the Star-Spangled Banner stayed in private hands for so long and was displayed only on patriotic occasions probably saved it from completely falling to pieces, historians speculate.
In 1996, a group of 50 experts convened at the museum and hatched a plan to preserve the Star-Spangled Banner.
Visitors to the museum will be able to observe the conservation in progress, but if you can't make the trip to Washington, don't miss the documentary about The Star-Spangled Banner
running on the History Channel this fall.
Customers may view the Star-Spangled Banner
Forever Stamp, as well as a preview of many of this year's other stamps, on Facebook at facebook.
Prior to the live event, students in 18 Cox communities were provided with The History Channel's one-hour documentary on the history of the Star-Spangled Banner
as well as comprehensive curriculum materials.
Key's "Star-Spangled Banner" Manuscript on view in The Star-Spangled Banner
: The Flag That Inspired the National Anthem June 14-July 6 To mark the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner
, the Maryland Historical Society will loan Key's original manuscript of the "Star-Spangled Banner" lyrics to the museum for a special short-term display, reuniting it with the flag he saw at "dawn's early light.
Itfeatures Fort McHenry and the Star-Spangled Banner
and will be available all weekend at the Fort
This is the first YouTube contest at the Smithsonian and it fits well with the notion that the Star-Spangled Banner
belongs to everyone," said Matthew MacArthur, the museum's director of New Media.
I was honored to be asked to help on the project to preserve the Star-Spangled Banner
," said Ralph Lauren.
Plans for the current $85 million renovation project are focused on three areas: architectural enhancements to the museum's center core, including a grand staircase and a skylight; the construction of a state-of-the-art gallery for the Star-Spangled Banner
, the flag that inspired the national anthem; and updates to the 43-year-old building's infrastructure.
Artifacts to be exhibited include fragments from the Star-Spangled Banner
- the flag that inspired our national anthem, an American flag made from a captured Nazi flag by a World War II G.
No, the Star-Spangled Banner
doesn't play when Carol arrives at Larry's door.
During our Civil War, Karl Marx (yes, that Karl Marx) wrote to Abraham Lincoln, saying that ``from the commencement of the titanic American strife the workingmen of Europe felt instinctively that the star-spangled banner
carried the destiny of their class.
The idea originated in 1980 at the Star-Spangled Banner
Flag House in Baltimore, Md.
the Star-Spangled Banner
Museum, a national historic site in Baltimore, will kick-off four days of patriotic celebrations with the opening of their newly expanded campus as well as the dedication of a first-ever spectacular Great Flag Window that will be the same size, color and design as the original flag made by Mary Pickersgill.