Remembering Marshall Field’s at Christmas

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Time: -

December 12, REMEMBERING MARSHALL FIELD’S AT CHRISTMAS. Freeport Public Library, 100 E. Douglas Street, Freeport. 6:30 pm to 8 pm. For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field’s, the city’s grand dame of department stores. This illustrated talk traces the store’s beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the holiday window displays, the toy department, Cozy Cloud cottage, and the Christmas catalog. See family photos with Santa Claus over the years and peek behind the scenes at the employee party. This is an illustrated lecture by Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., and is based on her book Remembering Marshall Field’s. Copies of Dr. Goddard’s books will be available for purchase before and after the presentation. Free and open to the public. (815-233-3000)