JANUARY 18 – MARCH 13, 2018

The history of the American flag is as varied and fascinating as the Republic it represents. Take a walk through time to see how Darien's story is reflected in the nation's history , and how the flag has evolved over the years.
Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Star Spangled Banner & Champagne
Reception Ed Hynes, local history expert, discusses our nation’s most famous flag and the inspiration behind the national anthem. A champagne opening reception follows.
Registration | Star Spangled Banner
Sunday, January 28 at 3 p.m.
Our Flag: Folklore & Fact
Did Betsy Ross make the first flag? Get the real story about our flag’s history with Susan Jerome, collections manager for the Historic Textile & Costume Collection, University of Rhode Island.
Registration | Our Flag: Folklore & Fact
Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m.
The Lincoln Flag -- Rediscovered
After 76 years in a cluttered storage area, the flag that decorated Lincoln’s box at Ford’s Theater was rediscovered. Hear the fascinating story with Ilene Frank, chief curator of the Connecticut Historical Society.
Registration | The Lincoln Flag -- Rediscovered