1864 American Flag Found in Closet

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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.