'G. Fox in the 1950s'

Glastonbury - posted Jan, 18 2013

The Historical Society of Glastonbury (HSG) and the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) are teaming up to bring “From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950s” on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Church Congregational, 2183 Main St. in Glastonbury. Elizabeth Abbe, director of public outreach at the Connecticut Historical Society, will lead you down memory lane with a look at Connecticut’s 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. Abbe will also give you some insight into the woman who made every shopping experience a joy – Beatrice Fox Auerbach. In addition to a substantial collection of clothing, furniture, and photographs tied to the story of G. Fox, the Connecticut Historical Society houses some of Auerbach’s personal records including correspondence between the G. Fox President and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Revisit G. Fox, where the customer was always right. Bring your memories along with your favorite purchases from G. Fox. There will be some tables for display of G. Fox treasures and time for you to share a favorite G. Fox story. This presentation is free and open to the public. Call 860-633-6890 or visit www.hsgct.org for events and more information.

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