37-Star Flag Added to Military Museum & Library of SWFL's Collection

Jun 15, 2017

A flag with 37 stars flew over the White House for roughly ten years, after the addition of Nebraska to the union in March 1867. A version of the 37-star flag, flown during the presidencies of Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, and Rutherford B. Hayes, was dedicated at Wednesday's Flag Day event at the Military Museum and Library of Southwest Florida.

Jim Zbick, the curator and historian of the Military Museum and Library of Southwest Florida, joins the show to explain how the unique flag came to be dedicated to the Cape Coral museum on Wednesday to celebrate Flag Day.

 Also joining the show is vexillologist Dave Martucci, the share his flag expertise and the history of the star pattern on less starry spangled banner, and others of the period.