PA or NY???

The occasion was the seminar on the Pennsylvania Civil War Flag Preservation conference held in Harrisburg in 1987, if I recall correctly. It was attended by numerous flag historians and textile conservation experts, including all of the individuals involved with conserving the deteriorating silk battle flags from Pennsylvania Civil War regiments. At the end of day 1, as Whitney Smith and I were heading back to our cars we were passing the Pennsylvania Department of Education headquarters building and saw the USA and New York state flags above the entrance. Not wanting to let this go unnoticed, we went inside and spoke with the receptionist. We asked her if she knew the New York state flag was flying outside. She strongly denied that was possible and that it was absolutely the Pennsylvania flag. We suggested she come outside with us and look. She joined us outside, looked at the flag, and went back to her desk to look at the flag standing behind it. She finally admitted the she may have to get someone look into the situation.

Dale Grimes’s Flag Display

Dale Grimes is one of our members. He is interested in US Naval Flags from World War II, specifically those made at the old Mare Island Naval Shipyard. He has a collection of these flags, mostly of ensigns, jacks, admiral and secretary flags. He displays these flags often. Many of his flags were on display in the gallery of the Star Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore for five months in 2005. He has set up flag displays for events such as Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. He has also set up displays for World War Two veterans’ reunions, and given talks on flags to school groups and historical societies. He is available to set up flag displays and give flag talks to interested organizations and groups. Contact and your request will be forwarded.

Matt Pavesich’s DCAdapters

-a site that shows the many uses of the flag of the District of Columb (if the link doesn’t work, paste the address into your browser)


Here is an unique flag from an unique community on the Chesapeake Bay. In the spirit of the Conch Republic, the Annapolis neighborhood of Eastport seceded from Annapolis (and one assumes Maryland and the US) after the bridge connecting the two was closed for repairs. They have continued to foster this spirit of independence, which included designing a new national flag. To learn more about Eastport, go to the Eastport website.

Annandale Flag

On October 5th, 2006, the community of Annandale, VA unveiled its first flag. This flag was created thanks to the efforts of numerous community members including CBFA’s own Peter Ansoff