Saturday, October 11, 2014

CAR trip to Baltimore

After learning about the CAR National project last month we took a field trip to Baltimore. 
We met at Fort McHenry where the Star-spangled Banner flew over the fort during the War of 1812. If you have not been to see the film at the visitors should go. It is a very moving experience. 
This is an actual bomb that hit Fort McHenry but did not explode. 
Check out the fingerprints from the brick maker.

Then we went to the Flag House where Mary Pickersgill sewed the flag. 
 The flag on the wall shows how big the original flag was. 
I learned something interesting about the flag. The order was for each stripe to be 24 inches wide. However, the wool bunting only came 18 inches wide. So she had to cut and stitch together each stripe to make it 24 inches. That is a lot of sewing. 

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