Join us at the Monroe County Historical Museum, 126 South Monroe Street on Thursday evening, July 21st at 7:00 p.m. for
another program in our Civil War Sesquicentennial series. The special program is entitled “The Origins of the American Civil War Flag Staff Eagle” by Mr. Dennis Wynn. Mr. Wynn has been collecting for some time the large, spread wing golden eagles that were once perched at the top of military battle flags. He is currently sharing some of his collection with visitors to the museum during the Civil War Sesquicentennial. He has 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.
Doors open at 6:30 for the program. A one-time admission fee will be charged, which will also the visitor free repeat entrance anytime for 2011. Pay once and admission is free for the rest of the year. The
museum has two floors with Civil War era displays for the Sesquicentennial exhibit.
Regular hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with admission being $4 per adult, $2 per child, 5 years and under free. Please call 734-240-7780 if you want more information.
The Museum is also part of the Museum Admission Program (MAP) with free passes available through the Monroe County Library System. Sign up through your branch library and get a free pass. Many Michigan
Museums are also part of this sponsored program. Pass must be obtained and filled out through the library, and surrendered at time of admission.
Hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!!!