Fri, 19 Mar 2010 10:11 CDT
The Old State House Museum recently added two flags to its Arkansas Civil War Flag Collection.
The flags are currently mounted on linen and encased in dark netting to keep the aged, fragile fabric intact. These antiquated methods of conservation prevent the ventilation of the fabric and expose the flags to further deterioration.
Both flags must be cleaned and preserved using modern conservation techniques. The museum’s goal is to conserve these two flags in time for exhibition in 2012 during Arkansasís commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of Americaís Civil War.
* Cost of conserving the newly acquired Consolidated 6th & 7th Arkansas Infantry Regiment Flag : $11,154
*? Cost of conserving the newly acquired Hartís Battery (or Dallas Artillery) Flag: $14,727
* Total Conservation Costs: $25,881
Can you help? Contributions may be mailed to:
Save the Flags, Old State House Museum, 300 West Markham St., Little Rock, AR, 72201.Flag and Banner