- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 100% cotton
- 59 X 49 inches
- Machine wash cold, tumble dry
- Dry cleanable
Snuggle up in this cozy reversible throw. In grey and navy, this star spangled blanket is versatile for wrapping around yourself at home on the couch, or when out and about on chilly days. Exclusive to the National Archives Store, it is made of cotton and is easy to care for.
According to oral history, in 1776, George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross visited Betsy Ross at her upholstery shop in Philadelphia. Washington presented a sketch of a flag for Betsy to make, comprised of 13 red-and-white stripes and 13 six-pointed stars.
On May 29, 1777, Betsy Ross was paid by the Pennsylvania State Navy Board for making flags. On June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our official national flag.