Betsy Ross may have been America's first flag-maker, but you can help make a 2008 copy of the historic flag and, at the same time, join in a bid for a place in the book of Guinness World Records.
It's all part of the Historic Philadelphia Inc. 2008 celebration of Philadelphia, the city where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.
On Flag Day, June 14, visitors can join in putting together 8,000 Post-It Super Sticky Notes, assembled on panels that will be laid out to form a traditional "Betsy Ross Flag." The flag contains 13 stars, for the original 13 Colonies, arranged in a circular pattern.
The flag-making will be part of a Flag Festival at the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St., running from June 8 to 15.
The festival will be capped by a weekend-long street fair June 14 and 15.
Other events of the summer-long 2008 Historic Philadelphia celebration include the Lights of Liberty show, now in its 10th season, the Once Upon a Nation Storybook tours and kids' playtimes at Franklin Square, one of William Penn's original city squares.
Hometown horse heroes Afleet Alex and Smarty Jones this year joined the other animals aboard the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel at Franklin Square, at 6th and Race streets.
Historic Philadelphia's Once Upon a Nation program also has joined in partnership with Valley Forge National Historic Park to bring tourists to the place where George Washington and the Continental army camped during the Revolutionary War.