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Remembering Marshall Field's

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Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
2019-11-18 19:00:00 2019-11-18 20:00:00 America/Chicago Remembering Marshall Field's Historian Leslie Goddard traces Marshall Field’s department store from the beginning as a dry good store in 1852 into a world-class fashion and service trendsetter and tourist destination. Tinley Park Public Library tplibrary@tplibrary.org
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Historian Leslie Goddard traces Marshall Field’s department store from the beginning as a dry good store in 1852 into a world-class fashion and service trendsetter and tourist destination.

For more than 150 years, Marshall Field and Co. reigned as Chicago's leading department store. Learn about the history of Marshall Field’s department store from 1852 to its demise in 2006. Photos, ads, postcards, and memorabilia trace the store's cherished traditions - the Walnut Room, the legendary window displays, and, of course, Frango Mints.


Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been portraying famous women and presenting history lectures for more than ten years.
She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University specializing in U.S. history and American Studies as well as master's degrees in both theater and museum studies. A former museum director, she is the author of two books on Chicago history and currently works full-time as a historical interpreter, author, and public speaker.

Room Name: 
1st floor – Meeting Room A&B
Event Type: 
Genealogy & History
Entertainment & Culture
Ages: 
Adult
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