A controversial artifact from the Suffolk County Historical Society permanent collection believed by some to have been made by Captain John Hulbert of Bridgehampton and carried by him and his Third Regiment of New York militiamen from Fort Ticonderoga to Philadelphia in 1775 where, after having been seen by representatives at the Continental Congress, it might have influenced the design of the first American flag.
The flag has been examined by a number of experts who remain divided over the oral tradition of the flag's origins. The Hulbert Flag remains one of the best known and most discussed artifacts in the society's collections. Note the six-pointed stars are arranged in the cross of St. Andrew.
The Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, New York. The society's telephone number is: 631.727.2881.
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