NAVA’s founder, Whitney Smith Jr. of Winchester, Massachusetts, the preeminent scholar on all aspects of the history, symbolism, and significance of flags, died on 17 November 2016.
The Flag Bulletin from November 2016 contains a full bio on Dr. Whitney Smith.
He will be very missed by all at NAVA who were fortunate to know him.
The Association returns to Boston for the third time for NAVA 51 and the celebration of its 50th anniversary, with a memorial tribute for the passing of our founder, Dr. Whitney Smith.
NAVA 51 will be held from October 13–15, 2017 at the Omni Parker Hotel, located in the center of historic Boston, right on Boston’s Freedom Trail. Part of the Omni Luxury Hotels, the Parker House is the oldest continually operating hotel in the United States, and has an unrivaled historic location.
Click here to get all the details on NAVA 51. We look forward to seeing you in Boston.
The Twenty-Sixth International Congress of Vexillology will be held August 31 to September 4, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. If you are considering attending the Congress, then information about the Congress is available at http://www.icv26.com.au/.