Lunch and Learn: 

From Hula Hoops to High Fashion:  G. Fox & Co in the 1950’s

April 19, Noon – 1 PM  or  April 28 at 7 PM


Take your pick of two sessions and join us either on Tuesday, April 19th at noon or Thursday April 28th at 7:00 p.m. when Elizabeth Abbe, Director of Public Outreach at the Connecticut Historical Society will lead you down memory lane with a look at our regionís favorite department store. She will take you back, floor by floor, to the days when G. Fox was the largest privately owned department store in the U.S.  Elizabeth will also give you some insight into the woman who made every shopping experience a joy -- Beatrice Fox Auerbach.  Bring your memories along with your favorite purchases from G. Fox.  Weíll have some tables for display of G. Fox treasures and a microphone to pass around so you can share a favorite G. Fox story.

The Connecticut Historical Society preserves a wonderful collection of scrapbooks, photographs, department store advertising and packaging materials, as well as clothing and household goods sold at G. Fox.  Their archives also house Auerbach family records, and Elizabeth Abbe will draw from all of these resources in her presentation.  So take a trip down memory lane with us and revisit G. Fox, where the customer was always right!    If attending the noon session, please feel free to bring a bag lunch. We will supply beverages and dessert at both programs.   The reason for scheduling two sessions is that we inadvertently scheduled the lunchtime session for Passover -- we are sorry!

Cost for the program is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for Windsor Historical Society members.  Additional parking is available at the Windsor Discovery Center, First Church, and around Palisado Green.   Call (860) 688-3813 for directions to the Society.


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