Our Founder

Remembering our founder, George Scofield

The House of Flags Museum was founded on 8 September 2001 by George Scofield & VFW Post 9116, Columbus, North Carolina. . . “The ONLY House of Flags Museum in America”

“31 Words, Three Commas”

was the way George Scofield (the Flag Man) introduced our Nation’s Pledge of Allegiance…

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

It was with great sadnes we lost George Scofield, the House of Flags founder and museum curator, on November 25th 2008. His tireless passion for educating the younger generations about the history of our Nation’s flags, what real patriotism is all about, and the flag’s stories about our struggles for liberty and freedom never went unnoticed.

We are thankful to have known George and to have been influenced by his patriotism and his passion for the House of Flags. His portrait is prominently displayed in the Museum building, dedicated in memorial to George A. Scofield, founder and curator. And yes, we will all miss seeing his car driving through town with the American flag waving as he passes. “There goes George.”


(Pencil portrait by Greg Joens – http://www.gregjoens.com)