August 20, 2009
39 minutes 52 seconds (39:52)
The Missouri State Museum is the steward of over 442 unique flags. The flags represent Missourians' participation in politics and military service from the Seminole War through Desert Storm. Katherine Keil, Curator of Collections for the Missouri State Museum, presents a program highlighting the dangers posed to Missouri's historic artifact collections and the problems with preserving tangible history. In hopes of saving vital links to the past, preservationists struggle every day against fading public interest, objects' inherent faults, and environmental factors that cause historic artifacts to decay.
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