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History Revealed: Thank You for Shopping
August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
Kristal Leebrick, Thank You for Shopping: The Golden Age of Minnesota Department Stores
History Revealed Series
August 22, 2019
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Ramsey County Roseville Library
Free and open to all. No reservations needed.
Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.
Throughout the twentieth century, department stores ruled the retail landscapes of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. More than just shopping centers, stores like Dayton’s, Powers, Donaldson’s, Young-Quinlan, the Emporium, and the Golden Rule were centers of social life. From the legendary Dayton’s Christmas and spring flower displays to celebrating a special occasion at Schuneman’s River Room, the department store was a destination for generations of Minnesotans, within the Twin Cities and beyond.
Thank You for Shopping author Kristal Leebrick presents the history and stories behind Minnesota’s great department stores, offering a lively trip back to the glory days.
Kristal Leebrick has worked for more three decades as a writer and editor for community newspapers, trade magazines and book publishers. She is the author of Dayton’s: A Twin Cities Institution as well as several nonfiction juvenile books, and for eight years she served as editor of the Park Bugle, the local monthly newspaper that covers the Como Park and St. Anthony Park neighborhoods of St. Paul.