Jul 3, 2019
What does it take to save and store a gigantic 200-year-old flag? And what will it take to preserve the flag for a few hundred years more? The original “Star-Spangled Banner" that flew over Fort McHenry, inspiring the national anthem that helped the flag become the ubiquitous symbol it is today, is part of the collection at the Smithsonian Museum. Jennifer Jones, curator for the Star Spangled Banner, shares with us what it takes to preserve this national treasure and why it matters.