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Civically Speaking

March 16 @ 6:30 pm

 |  Free

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Date:
March 16
Time:
6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://ticket.americanrepertorytheater.org/5780/5781
About

Civically Speaking

The life of Elizabeth Griscom Ross Ashburn Claypoole (1752-1836), better known as Betsy Ross, is one of American legend. But legends are often shrouded in myth, hyperbole, exaggeration, and even outright untruths. Ross’s life at the time of the Revolutionary War is no different. What do we actually know about Betsy Ross? Where did she live and work, and what kind of flags did she make in her long lifetime? How did historical reenactment play a part in American Repertory Theater’s past production of Waitress, and how is a search for historical truth informing their upcoming revival of 1776?