The First Flag and the Betsy Ross Story

Wednesday, 3/25/2009 6:00pm

Event Type

Lecture/Panel Discussion

What were the roles of Betsy Ross, George Washington, and Francis Hopkinson in the creation of our symbolic circle of stars flag? John Balderston Harker, a fifth-generation descendent of Betsy Ross and author of Betsy Ross's Five Pointed Star, will question the long-standing belief that Hopkinson was the designer of our First Flag. Christian Johnson of American Historic Theater will argue on behalf of Hopkinson.