Betsy Ross

Maker of the American Flag

"Resolved, That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes...

the union thirteen stars..."

- Flag Resolution, June 14th 1777


The Story of Our Flag

You are invited to enjoy a visit with “Betsy Ross,” as she tells her own story about the special day when George Washington came to her upholstery shop. As you learn about the symbols on our flag and why it looks the way it does, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in Betsy’s story – she’ll even share her secret for making a 5-pointed star! Twelve colonial flags will be displayed, as well as a hand-sewn flag.

Pennsylvania Academic Standards
Grades 1-6

  • Historical Analysis
    • Continuity & Change
    • Fact versus Opinion
  • Pennsylvania History
    • Contributions of Individuals
  • U.S. History
    • Documents & Artifacts
    • Pledge of Allegiance & U.S. Flag

Program is adaptable for children or adult audiences.