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June 13, 2014

Flags displayed at Moore-Lindsay house

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Historical Society has two new flag displays installed at the Moore-Lindsay Historical House Museum through the end of July. The displays celebrate June 14, Flag Day, and July 4.

The first display, installed in the Formal Entry Hall, is “Broad Stripes and Bright Stars: A Celebration of the American Flag.”

Included in the display are Americana artifacts from the 9,000-piece CCHS Archives, which are housed at the Moore-Lindsay house. On display are original U.S. federal government and state of Oklahoma documents on loan from the University of Oklahoma Government Documents Collection on the topics of flag etiquette and flag lore.

The second display, installed in the Informal Parlor, is “The Three Flags of Oklahoma,” which details the three flags that have flown over the state of Oklahoma.

The first flag was adopted in 1911, four years after statehood. The second state flag was adopted in April 1925, after the Daughters of the American Revolution had a contest to replace the original. In 1941, the third and final version of the state flag originated, when the word “Oklahoma” was added to the flag.

The 115-year-old Moore-Lindsay Historical House was originally built in April 1899 and was established as a museum in 1973 by the city of Norman. The CCHS, which was established in 1967, now manages the museum.

The Moore-Lindsay Historical House, 508 N. Peters Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. To contact the museum, call 321-0156 or visit normanmuseum.org.

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