Thu, Jun 15|
HISTORYtalks: Our Flag Was Still There: The Armistead Family and the Original Star-Spangled Banner by Tom McMillan
Time & Location
Jun 15, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: Our Flag Was Still There: The Armistead Family and the Original Star-Spangled Banner. Cost is $6 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.
OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE details the improbable two-hundred-year journey of the original Star-Spangled Banner -- from Fort McHenry in 1814, when Francis Scott Key saw it, to the Smithsonian in the 21st century – thanks to three generations of an enduring military family, the Armisteads, who defended, kept, hid, and ultimately donated the most famous flag in American history.
Tom McMillan, a lifelong student of the Civil War, has served on the board of trustees of Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center, the board of directors of the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial, and the marketing committee of the Gettysburg Foundation. His previous books are Flight 93: The Story, The Aftermath and The Legacy of American Courage on 9/11 and Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home to Fight as Confederate Soldiers, which won the Bachelder-Coddington Literary Award. He recently retired after a forty-three-year career in sports media and communications. Tom and his wife, Colleen, live in Pittsburgh.