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Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of the “Star-Spangled Banner” lyrics is on display at the National Museum of American History.
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Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of the “Star-Spangled Banner” lyrics is on display at the National Museum of American History.

July 4-6: “Star-Spangled Banner” Manuscript

To mark the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner, the Maryland Historical Society loaned Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of the lyrics to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where it is currently on display alongside the flag that inspired our national anthem. But don’t take too much time getting there. Sunday is your last chance to see the flag and document paired together.

July 4: D.C.’s Capital City Independence Bash

You can celebrate the 4th of July at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage tonight. Listen Local First presents D.C.’s Capital City Independence Bash featuring a line-up of local musicians, including Jonny Grave, Gordon Daniels of Lucky Dub, Candice Mills of Future, and members of Black Masala. The free concert starts at 6 p.m.

Music: “The Star Spangled Banner” by Charlie Cushman/Randy Howard

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