Houston Museum Announces Eagle Scout Project Flag Retirement Ceremony

Houston Museum Announces Eagle Scout Project

Flag Retirement Ceremony


Daniel Casagrande will Educate Public on Proper Procedures; Flags on Display



CHATTANOOGA, TENN. – Sept. 12, 2016- Most people have no idea what to do with an old U.S. Flag.  That’s why Eagle Scout candidate Daniel Casagrande will hold a Flag Retirement Ceremony and education project on the grounds of the Houston Museum.


On Saturday, Oct. 8,2016, from 4-8pm, Daniel will place stations around the parking area to educate visitors on the proper way to retire an American flag, flag etiquette, flag history and more. He’ll also have a display of different American flags. More surprises as this project develops-- details at TheHoustonMuseum.org.


Amy Autenreith, museum director said, “Daniel is an exceptional Boy Scout and we are pleased to assist him with his Eagle Scout project.  I know he’s done a lot of research and preparation for this project and we look forward to hearing and seeing what he has to offer the public on behalf of the Houston Museum.”


This event is FREE, but donations are accepted. Please call the museum at 423-267-7176 for more info today.


About Daniel Casagrande

Daniel Casagrande, 17, lives in Hixson, Tennessee. He attends Chattanooga State Community College through a program called Collegiate High, and he plans to continue his education and earn his Doctorate in Psychology. He is a Life scout at Troop 172, and is currently working on becoming an Eagle scout. He is a member of the Chattanooga Boys Choir. He enjoys singing, working with younger people (in scouts, choir, school, wherever), listening to music, camping, and gaming. He has spent the last two summers working at Skymont Scout Reservation as a camp counselor in the Polaris/first year scout program. “I look forward to using the skills and experience I have accumulated throughout my scouting career to help other people both in a psychology practice and in my continued involvement in scouting,” said Daniel. 


About The Houston Museum


The Anna Safley Houston Museum of Decorative Arts is an integral part of the Bluff View art district in downtown Chattanooga. The museum is a quick stroll from the Hunter Museum of American Art, the River Gallery Sculpture Garden, fine and casual dining, and the Walnut Street walking bridge that crosses the Tennessee River.  A tour of the museum, with its extensive collection of Victorian art glass and antiques, provides visitors with insight into Victorian life, the life of the collector, and life in the historic Bluff View neighborhood. The Houston Museum is located at 201 High St. Chattanooga, TN 37403. Like us on Face book.  Sign up for our updates at TheHoustonMuseum.org.


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Amy Autenreith

Museum director