HARTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 36-star American flag has been unfurled at a Livingston County museum in Hartland Township.
The Hartland Area Historical Society recently found the flag, which would have been flown shortly after Nevada became a state in 1864.
Collections chairwoman Nadine Cloutier told The Detroit News on Monday that it was rolled up in a sheet inside a broom closet at the Florence B. Dearing Museum.
The flag is one of the first artifacts donated to the museum in 1958 by resident Mae Dexter.
It will cost about $8,000 to restore and mount, Cloutier said.