Badge

Badge
Title
Badge
Date 
ca. 1900
Medium 
Plastic, metal, textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 x 2 x 1 5/8 in. ( 5.1 x 5.1 x 4.2 cm )
Description 
Circular metal pin-back badge "BI-CENTENNIAL JUNE 6, 1900/NATHAN HALE SCHOOL HOUSE/1773-East Haddam, Conn.-1900"; on obverse: image of a red school house and American flag; yellow; on reverse: an image of the bust of Nathan Hale; ribbon is red, white and blue.
Object Number 
INV.1998
Gallery Label 
This one-room schoolhouse was built in 1750. Nathan Hale, the Connecticut Revolutionary War hero, served as schoolmaster from 1773 to 1774. This button celebrates the 200th anniversary of the schoolhouse in 1950.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group