Taaff Videos

HCHS Volunteer J. Richard Pierce

J. Richard Pierce is a historian and flag collector and the author of The Stars and Stripes: Fabric of the American Spirit (2005).

Richard participates in historical exhibits around the country, lending out many of his flags so that others may experience them. He is an active volunteer in the HCHS and works closely with museums and historical societies to promote and coordinate local exhibits.

Presented by The Astle-Alpaugh Family Foundation, this video is a discussion with Richard of parade flags and historical aspects of how our flag developed.