The Origins of the American Civil War Flag Staff Eagle

What: The Origins of the American Civil War Flag Staff special program by Dennis Wynn

Where:  Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 South Monroe Street, Monroe, MI 48161

When: Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7 PM

Dennis Wynn CW Flag Staff Eagle Collection courtesy of the MCHM

Mr. Dennis Wynn  collects the large, spread wing golden eagles that were once perched atop military battle flags.  He’s done extensive research into the history and origins of the eagle flag finial, going back to Roman times, right up to its height in the American Civil War. Some pieces from his collection are on display at the Monroe County Historical Museum as part of the museum’s Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration.

Doors open at 6:30 for the program. A one-time admission fee of $4 will be charged, which entitles visitors free repeat entrance to the museum anytime during 2011. Pay once and admission is free for the rest of the year!

In addition to this great program, the museum has two floors with Civil War era displays for the Sesquicentennial exhibit.

This presentation is one in a series  of special programs the Monroe County Historical Museum is offering throughout the next four years to commemorate our nation’s Civil War Sesquicentennial.

Museum hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission is: $4 per adult, $2 per child, 5 years and under free.

Please call the museum at  734-240-7780 for further information.

Hometown History Tours offers a variety of narrated bus and walking tours. Check out our schedule here. We also provide private tours as well as step-on guide service. Contact us at: 734.642.5712 to discuss your needs.

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