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AmRev Presents: Set Sail with the True Colours Flag Project

Tuesday, August 10 at 6 pm

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Join the Museum of the American Revolution for a presentation on the True Colours Flag Project. This virtual event will be broadcasted from Semans Griswold Environmental Hall on the waterfront of Washington College, overlooking the Chester River, a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay in Chestertown, Maryland! Chestertown is the home port of the Schooner SULTANA, which inspired the replica sloop you can board at the Museum.

What kind of flags did ships like SULTANA fly at sea, and who made them? Learn about the collaborative research involved with the True Colours Flag Project and our future plans for these enormous, hand-sewn flags fit for a privateer. Dr. Tyler Putman, Gallery Interpretation Manager for the Museum of the American Revolution will be joined by several True Colours flag-makers to present the project’s history and engage in a live Q&A about the flags’ international ports of call in the 1770s. The True Colours Flag Project is sponsored by the Color Guard of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution.

This free online event is offered in partnership with the Center for Environment & Society at Washington College. The Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall is the home to the Center for Environment & Society at The Waterfront Campus at Washington College.

Annual Events



Cardboard Boat Race

Our staple Fall Family weekend event is the annual cardboard boat race! With tons of prizes to compete for, this event is always entertaining to be a part of and watch from the sidelines.

Participants compete with homemade cardboard crafts ranging from nautical to whimsical and from seaworthy to waterlogged vessels.

Annual Cardboard Boat Race