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Flag Museums

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Flag Museums, Canada

Settlers, Rails & Trails Inc. in Argyle, Manitoba: www.settlersrailsandtrails.com is home to Canada's 2nd largest flag collection, the only museum in Canada with such a collection, With 1,100 flags, it is second to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau (1,400
flags).
Shayne Campbell, 7 January 2017


Flag Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Well, I announce the Opening Ceremony of the world ONLY Flag Museum.

The Flag Research Institute (formerly Hungarian Vexillological Association) in Hungary established a Flag Museum in Budapest, the Capital of Hungary. This museum is ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO THE FLAGS!

(opened 20 October 1995; editor)

This Museum is maintained by the Flag Research Institute. Its aim is to present flags and different national, state, political symbols related to the flags.

If anybody is going to Budapest, she/he is warmly welcomed in our Museum!

If anybody would like to present her/his flag collection, the museum offers free place for exhibit it. They plan to change the exhibitions in every 3 or 6 months - for example to introduce Hungary largest sport-flag collection.
The theme and other rights concerning these flag exhibitions depend on FRI. So there is no any restriction. All new idea is welcomed as well.
Address:

FLAG MUSEUM
and the permanent exhibition of Laszlo Balogh's flag and coat of arms collection
Budapest, VIII. Szigony u. 39.
(near "Klinikak" station of Metroline 3)
Hungary

Tamas Rumi, 12 October 1995


Flag Museums, United Kingdom

A major flag collection in the UK is at http://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/museum-collections/flags-collection (Royal Museum Greenwich, England).
Shayne Campbell, 7 January 2017


Flag exhibitions in United States

The National Flag Foundation maintains and is headquartered at "Flag Plaza" in Pittsburgh, PA in the United States. This facility is dedicated to the history of United States flags. There are a number of special exhibits, such as a U.S. flag in which each of the stars was cut out by the governor of the respective state of the Union.

Each day they have a flag raising ceremony conducted by Boy Scouts. There are also some other patriotic exhibits and a special film presentation entitled "You Are the Flag."

In San Antonio, Texas, The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures has displays of various ethnic flags of the various groups which settled in Texas. Outside the Institute building is a display of approximately 30 flags representing each of the ethnic groups. Inside the museum is a special display of reproductions of historic Texas flags made by a class of high school students under the supervision of Lawrence Williams. Mr. Williams has probably done more research on historic Texas flags than anyone else.
Pete van de Putte, 14 October 1995

Other US flag museums and collections include:

1. http://www.houseofflags.org/ (Columbus, N.C)
2. Spokane Flag Museum (Washington)
3. http://www.bearflagmuseum.org/ (California)
4. http://www.flaghouse.org/ (Baltimore)
5. https://www.flagcollection.com/ (Zaricore Flag Collection, California)

Shayne Campbell, 7 January 2017


Flag parks in Argentina

In 1957 a massive monument, about 75 mts tall, including a civic patio, and complete with votive lamp and approximately 400 statues were inaugurated in honour of the Argentine Flag, in the city of Rosario. The monument is nested in a a beautiful Parisian park called Parque Nacional de la Bandera. Flag National park, about 30 square hectares.

Other flag pageant arrangements are common in parks elsewhere in this country, such as Plaza America, etc.

Sergio Laurenti, 4 December 1995


South Africa

There are no museums devoted solely to flags in South Africa at present. However, SAVA is trying to establish a "flag section" in the National Cultural History Museum, but things are moving slowly!

Bruce Berry, 11 October 1995


 
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