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New Exhibit Celebrates The American Flag

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks approaches, some Americans may be planning to honor those lost or to show their patriotism and solidarity as a nation by flying the flag.

Now a new exhibit that’s about to open at the Senator John Heinz History Center focuses on this enduring symbol of our country.

“Stars & Stripes: An American Story” features 7,000-square-feet of items focusing on more than two centuries of red, white and blue history — including a collection of flags, photos and other archival materials.

According to the History Center, the exhibit is designed to “help unravel the myths and reality surrounding its creation,” and “reveal the stories of Americans who have influenced the flag’s legacy.”

“Stars & Stripes: An American Story” opens to the public on Saturday and runs through June 17th.

RELATED LINKS:
More About the Exhibit, “Stars & Stripes: An American Story”
History Center Interview with Flag Expert Pete Keim
The Story of the American Flag (Western Pennsylvania History magazine)

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