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Living History Lecture Series: Betsy Ross

October 23, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Step back in time with Betsy Ross!

Famous for sewing the first U.S. “stars and stripes” flag, Betsy Ross was born Elizabeth Griscom, and was educated at a Quaker school before being apprenticed to an upholsterer. Despite the death of two husbands during the Revolutionary War, Betsy maintained the business and raised the couple’s two daughters while her city and even her home were occupied by the British. During the War, Betsy was said to have sewn the first US “stars and stripes” flag. Once the War was over, America was its own country, Philadelphia was a major port and there was a new market for flags.

PLEASE RSVP TO 215.228.8364 BY OCTOBER 20th. SPACE IS LIMITED. Price includes a light lunch. 


October 23, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Historic Strawberry Mansion
2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive, Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA 19132 United States
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