Serving Up History: When Hartford Was a Retail Hub: the Growth of the City’s Great Department Stores (1890s – 1960s) (WEBINAR)
Date and Time
Thursday Feb 23, 2023
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EST
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Hartford was once a thriving center for retail, with several large department stores, including the legendary G. Fox & Co. Daniel will talk about the development of the city’s major department stores, comparing the different ways they grew from small dry goods outlets into multi-department retail complexes. Stores to be discussed include Brown-Thomson, Sage-Allen, Wise-Smith and, of course, G. Fox – which became the nation’s largest privately-owned department store.
The talk is free on Zoom. Registration is required.
Daniel Sterner received a bachelor’s degree in History from Wesleyan University and holds master’s Degrees in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago and American Studies from Trinity College in Hartford. He has worked as a museum guide for the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, The Mark Twain House & Museum, and Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. Sterner is the author of two books, Vanished Downtown Hartford and A Guide to Historic Hartford, Connecticut.