Our Mission

Our Purpose

Flags tell us the story of a group’s struggle for identity and freedom.
In the House of Flags, if we listen closely enough, we can hear the stories of these flags ringing loud and clear.

The mission and vision for the museum

The mission of the House of Flags Museum is to provide a unique tourist destination in North Carolina dedicated to nurturing and promoting patriotism, flag etiquette, and historical understanding of the evolution of our Nation’s flag through flag displays and a variety of educational programs and activities for all visitors.

The purpose of the House of Flags Museum is to properly display a unique and comprehensive historical collection of over 300 United States, military, state, and international flags including all 27 full-size official U.S. flags from 1776 to 1960, and to provide educational experiences to elementary school children, high school students, and adults of all ages.


Board of Directors

The House of Flags Museum is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization governed by a nine-member Board of Directors from the local community. The Board of Directors welcomes your ideas for improving our collection, exhibits, educational programs and the Museum building in Columbus, NC.



Volunteers are always needed to serve as greeters or tour guides and docents. Anyone who is interested in volunteering is invited to contact the Board of Directors by email at flagmuseum@gmail.com or calling the Museum Curator at 828-894-5640.


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