Betsy Ross House

Flag Festival 2021

Flag Fest 2021

Sunday, June 13, through Saturday, June 19, 2021

The celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 13 when Betsy Ross, herself, raises the flag in the courtyard to mark the beginning of National Flag Week.  Once Upon A Nation Storytellers will entertain from the courtyard stage, telling short, interactive and little-known stories featuring our nation’s flag.

Other highlights of the week will include the ongoing assembly of a larger-than-life American flag made entirely of M&M’s®. Enjoy free samples provided by Mars Wrigley and photo ops with the completed flag on Sunday, June 13.  The moving, annual naturalization ceremony will welcome 13 new citizens on Flag Day and during the week, visitors will meet figures from history, including famous suffragists and, of course, Betsy Ross, herself.

All week, the first 100 visitors to the House each day will receive free admission.  Free admission and Flag Fest programming are being made possible with the generous support of a patriotic friend of the Betsy Ross House.

 


Flag Fest Schedule

Sunday, June 13

Free admission for the first 100 guests

10am Flag Raising Ceremony

10am – 5pm M&M Flag Photo Ops

M&M Giveaway (while supplies last)

 

Monday, June 14

9am Private, Livestreamed Naturalization Ceremony

Free admission for the first 100 guests

10am Flag Raising Ceremony

11am – 1pm Betsy Ross’s Flag History Program

M&M Flag Photo Ops

 

Tuesday, June 15

Free admission for the first 100 guests

10am Flag Raising Ceremony

11am – 4pm Once Upon A Nation Storytelling

 

Wednesday, June 16

Free admission for the first 100 guests

10am Flag Raising Ceremony

11am – 4pm Meet Suffragists Alice Paul and Frances Harper

 

Thursday, June 17

Free admission for the first 100 guests

10am Flag Raising Ceremony

11am – 4pm Chocolate Making Program

 

Friday, June 18

Free admission for the first 100 guests

10am Flag Raising Ceremony

Additional programming to be announced

 

Saturday, June 19

Free admission for the first 100 guests

10am Flag Raising Ceremony, raising the Juneteenth Flag (with the US Colored Troops)

11am – 1pm Bishop Richard Allen

 


Funding for The Betsy Ross House public programs is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


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