Join Durand-Hedden for “The Evolution of the American Flag” with collector J. Richard PierceSunday, November 14, at 2 pm (doors open at 1 pm)
MAPLEWOOD, NJ – November 2021 – The American flag did not always look the way it does today. From the flag’s birth in 1777 until the beginning of 1912, there was no standard design.
On Sunday, November 14, collector J. Richard Pierce will discuss how the evolution of the flag’s design illuminates the personal and historical stories woven into the framework of our nation.
While showcasing examples from his Pierce Collection of American Parade Flags, he will explore the timeless appeal the Stars and Stripes holds for many generations of Americans. Because no laws governed the placement of stars before 1912, the design was up to the flag maker, resulting in a wide range of creative interpretations over the course of our history.
The presentation is at 2 pm, and the House and Country Store will be open from 1 to 4 pm. The Durand-Hedden House, Maplewood’s historic house museum, is at 523 Ridgewood Road.
Proof of vaccination and masks required.
About Durand-Hedden House and GardenThe Durand-Hedden House and Garden Association is Maplewood’s historic house museum, dedicated to creating engaging and informative educational programs and materials about the local history of Maplewood and surrounding communities, natural history, and other related topics. The House, at 523 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, is open once a month between September and June. For more information about programs, visit durandhedden.org and facebook/durandhedden.
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