The program, “Remembering G. Fox in the 1950s”, will be presented by Jenny Steadman of the Connecticut Historical Society as the College and the Historical Society team up on a program about Connecticut’s iconic department store where Capital relocated in a transformation of the building in 2002. Campus tours and lunch will be provided and information about place-based learning at the two-year college will be shared.
Jenny Steadman is the Adult Programs Manager of the Historical Society. She holds her Ph.D. in women’s history and literature from Emory University and has taught at Emory University, Trinity College, and most recently at the President’s College of the University of Hartford.
The College, through its Heritage program, is continuing the tradition begun by G. Fox of using Centinel Hill Hall as a community gathering place for arts, culture and civic engagement. “Remembering G. Fox & Company” is part of the College’s Hartford Heritage Program, made possible with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), that makes connections between course content and the cultural institutions of the city to enhance students’ learning and understanding of Hartford.
In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co. in Hartford. The presentation will bring you back in time to Fox’s heyday, as we go from floor to floor and recall the various departments. You’ll also learn about Beatrice Fox Auerbach, the remarkable woman who made every visit to Fox’s special.
The cost of the the luncheon program is $25 and may be reserved by calling 860-906-5102. Email CAfirstname.lastname@example.org. To reserve online please go to Link to Reservations-Tickets.
About Capital Community’s College Hartford Heritage Project:
The Hartford Heritage Project makes Hartford’s rich and diverse cultural institutions, landmarks, and neighborhoods an extension of our classroom. Hartford Heritage courses make connections between course content and the city of Hartford in order to enhance learning and to increase our understanding of Connecticut’s capital city. Visit: www.capitalcc.edu/HHP/
About the Connecticut Historical Society (@ConnHistSoc):
Established in 1825, Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) is a non-profit museum, library, and education center. It is one of the oldest historical societies in the nation and houses one of the most distinguished collections in New England. CHS is home to one of the most comprehensive research libraries in the State, helping people to discover their own family stories, towns and relationships to the greater community. CHS is also one of the State’s largest providers of museum education programs for school, youth and community groups and offers hands-on, interactive learning experiences for both students and their families. In addition to its own collection, CHS showcases a variety of exhibits, guest speakers, and programs throughout the year. Visit www.chs.org or call (860) 236.5621.