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Historic flags preserved to fly another day

After close to 100 years of display in the state Capitol rotunda, several Civil War and Spanish-American War battle flags are showing their age.

With a Save America’s Treasures Grant, the Minnesota Historical Society began a project to conserve and restore these flags for future generations. Doug Bekke, assistant to the textile conservator at the Historical Society, details the delicate and lengthy (80 hours per flag) process needed to return the flags to their Capitol display case.

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