At the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, you’ll find something quite rare: A fun-filled experience where you and your entire family will become part of one of the most important stories of our nation's history– the sewing of the flag that inspired our National Anthem.

Here, you’ll meet Mary Pickersgill, the spirited woman who made the flag. You'll learn what life was like in the 19th century and your kids can take part in activities that let them experience it for themselves. And you can do it all in a half day, with little strain on your entertainment budget.

Welcome to 1812 – where change is in the air and America is ready.

The Flag House is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Flag House Scholar Award and Essay Contest. : SUBMISSION FORM


2015 Flag House Scholar Award & Essay Contest Now Accepting Submissions
December 12, 2014 - March 27, 2015

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House announces the opening for submissions to the Flag House Scholar Award and Essay Contest.

History:  The Flag House Essay Scholarship is a yearly scholarship that began in 2013 funded in part by a generous contribution from the national chapters of the United States Daughters of the War of 1812. The scholarship is meant to further the Flag House’s mission to establish personal connections to American history utilizing the multifaceted story of the Star-Spangled Banner among the young people in our community..

This Year: This year on Flag Day, June 14, 2015 the Flag House will award the Flag House Scholar Award and a scholarship in the amount of $1,812 to a high school senior to put toward the college of his/her choice. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges as a result of an essay submission.

To view this year’s question and submit your essay, please follow the link: SUBMIT YOUR ESSAY

*Submissions will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. March 27, 2015

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