Badge

Object Number: 
INV.1998
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.
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