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NJ State Museum announces unveiling of Civil War flag in 2024

On Saturday, July 6, the New Jersey State Museum invites you to attend the unveiling of the 2024 Civil War Flag. This beloved tradition will offer visitors an intimate and educational viewing of five flags that will be added to the museum's exhibit, the New Jersey Civil War Flag Collection. The unveiling will take place at 10 a.m. on the New Jersey State Museum's downtown Trenton campus at 205 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608. Plenty of free parking is available for visitors, including the NJSM parking lot as well as street parking. The afternoon event will be led by flag historian Dr. David Martin of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association and NJSM Curator of Cultural History Nicholas Ciotola.

The day's festivities begin with a tour of The Civil War Flag Collection of New Jersey exhibit at NJSM, as well as an overview of the five new flags being added to the collection. History buffs in the Garden State are in for a treat, as New Jersey is one of the few states in the U.S. whose Civil War flags are on display and open to the public. After the hour-long tour, guests are invited to stay for a celebratory reception. The afternoon reception, hosted by Hunterdon 300th, will be held in the museum's picturesque Riverview Court. A wonderful day of discovery for any history buff, guests are sure to be delighted with this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Your host for the afternoon is the New Jersey State Museum, a place where there is always something new to discover. From art and culture to history, science and more, there is something here for every learner. In addition to the museum's impressive catalog of artifacts, art and more, the NJSM also offers a wide variety of educational programs for visitors of all ages. A true gem of the capital's cultural community, the New Jersey State Museum remains an invaluable resource for any resident of the Garden State.

For more details on this and other exciting upcoming events at the New Jersey State Museum, visit the Museum's website, located here: NJSM – Home. You can also follow NJSM's exciting events on social media, including Facebook, X, Instagram, and YouTube. If you have any questions prior to the event, you can contact NJSM staff at (609) 292-6464 for further assistance. The unveiling of the Civil War Flag is sure to be a big day this year, so don't miss your chance to be part of this year's festivities.

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