VIRGINIA DIVISION CofC RAISES MONEY FOR FLAG CONSERVATION
Virginia Division CofC Director Mrs. Robin King, President Miss Mackie Storage, and Museum of the Confederacy conservationist Ms. Cathy Wright with the Lanza flags.
On November 11, 2012, Virginia Division Children of the Confederacy President Miss McGowan (Mackie) Storage, Virginia Division CofC Director Mrs. Robin King, and Mrs. Ginny Storage met with Ms. Cathy Wright from the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond to view flags made by the Lanza children of Charlottesville, Va., in 1863. These flags are the only ones in existence known to have been made by children during the War Between the States. As her President's Project for this CofC year, Miss Storage has chosen to raise funds to conserve these flags. During their visit to the Museum, Ms. Wright explained that flags are "conserved" rather than "restored" in order to preserve their orginal forms to the fullest extent possible.The Division has already raised half of the $6,700 required to complete the conservation. The Division hopes to reach its goal and present a check to the Museum at its convention in June. If you are interested in donating to this very worthwhile project, please download the Division brochure for more information.
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