SmartHER News-July 4th-The Flag-Part 2

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By Jenna Lee Babin. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

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.

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