MORRISTOWN, NJ - A special exhibit; "Saluting Old Glory: Our Nation's Flag" will be on display at the county library now through September 15. The display shows the evolution of our nation's flag and the history that is symbolically represented in the stars and stripes. Visitors will see the changes that took place in the American flags from the Colonial Period to the mid-twetieth century. While each flag in the exhibit has an interesting history, three have ties to Morris County.
The first, on loan from the Historical Society of Boonton Township, is an original 35-star Civil War flag. This rare American flag was handed down to Mrs. Oscar Kincaid, Sr., from her aunt and remained in the Kincaid family for almost 150 years.
The second is a small 39-star silk parade flag with hand-painted gold stars, on loan from the Morristown Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A third flag, from the special collections in the Morris County Archives, handcrafted in silk in 1940, is on display in the library lobby.
A third exhibit case, located on the fifth floor of the County Administration Building in Morristown, also features examples of rare and unusual American flags.American flags from the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries are on display in the lobby of the library. Flags and exhibit cases of related items are on view on the first and second floor
The County Library management and the Heritage Commission worked together to bring this exhibit to our constituents. We hope visitors to the library will appreciate viewing the evolution of our nation’s flag and the history that is symbolically represented in the Stars and Stripes.
Get more information on the Morris County Heritage Commission at https://mchc.morriscountynj.gov/