Program: Changing of the Flags at the City Museum July 1 at 5pm
Kick-off the Holiday Weekend at the City Museum with a Changing of the 49-Star U.S. Flag and the Alaska State Flag
On Friday, July 1st at 5pm the City Museum will be holding a changing of the flags ceremony on the front lawn to kick-off the July 4th holiday weekend. This event is free and admission to the City Museum will also be free from 4-7pm.
The flag changing event is in partnership with the American Legion Auke Bay Post 25 who will also provide education on how to properly handle and care for retired flags. Elizabeth Djajalie will sing the Star Spangled Banner during the flag changing ceremony and free build-your own wooden flag kits will be available courtesy of the American Legion Auke Bay Post 25 and the Friends of the Juneau Douglas City Museum. Free handheld Alaska State flags will be provided by the City Museum while supplies last.
The Veteran’s Memorial Building, currently home to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The first Juneau building to be built entirely with public funds, it is the site of the July 4th 1959 Statehood Ceremony when the 49-star flag was officially flown in Alaska’s Capital. The 49-star flag still flies today.