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Members Making News

AHA director of research and publications Sarah Weicksel was featured in a Newsweek article by Soo Kim about whether or not there is historical evidence to support the story of Betsy Ross making the first American flag. “In the end, I think the most important story here isn’t about who exactly sewed the flag,” Weicksel said, “but rather, within what context—and that is a fascinating history about female artisans, their skilled craftsmanship, and the material world of the Revolution.”