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Save the Flags

Flag preservation

We need your help!

About 75 flags from Kansas' involvement in the Civil War are in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. Most are battle flags of various Kansas regiments, but there also are Confederate and Border Ruffian flags and political banners.

Some of the flags show damage from their service in battle, while all have suffered the effects of time and environment. Many have been furled for decades.

Now brittle with age, the flags need treatment by specialists before they can be unfurled and made available for research and public viewing.

Close-up image of a tattered furled flag


Help us preserve our collections by donating funds through our Museum Store. Specify "Save the Flags" in the drop-down menu.

Even a small donation will help preserve such flags as:

Adopt a Flag

Families or organizations can "Adopt a Flag" by underwriting its preservation either fully or in part. Contributions in any amount are welcome. All donations are tax exempt and are placed in a restricted fund for flag preservation.

To adopt a flag contact us at vhenley@kshs.org or call 785-272-8681.
You also can make small donations online.

Flag preservation

Save the Flags!

The following flags have already been preserved through this project: