For decades, Chicago was home to some of America’s grandest department stores. Clustered along a mile long stretch of State Street, stores like Marshall Field and Co.; Carson, Pirie, Scott; Sears; Wieboldt’s ; and Goldblatt’s set new standards for retail innovation, customer service and visual display. Generations of Chicagoans trekked to these stores for holiday shopping, celebrations, and fun. In this illustrated lecture, historian and author Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., revisits Chicago’s fabulous retail emporiums and explores their rise and fall.
Registration required for this recorded program. If registration is closed for today, please look for open registration tomorrow for this same program! A link to the video will be emailed to you on the day of the event. Watch at your convenience through Saturday, January 30!