How the Grizzly Bear Got on California’s Flag

We love the Smithsonian, and we love their pithy informational videos. Combine that with some California history and we’re over the moon.

In its recent video, “How Did a Grizzly Bear Get on California's Flag?” the Smithsonian traces the chain of events that eventually led to the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846. It’s good ol’ California-lovin’, historical fun. So if you’re interested in that sort of thing, be sure to check out the video here.

Still can’t get enough? Impress friends and colleagues with your depth of California flag knowledge by visiting the Bear Flag Museum trivia page.