Kaufmann's is synonymous with shopping, whether you favored the flagship store, which was in downtown Pittsburgh, or visited one of the many suburban stores. We've all shopped there (and probably spent quite a bit of time and of course, money there!), but how well do you know the history of this iconic Pittsburgh department store?
The Sewickley Public Library welcomes presenter Robert Stakeley of the Heinz History Center for a presentation "The History of Kaufmann's Department Store: Everything Under the Sun" on Thursday, February 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
This program explores the evolution of the store and family from both a business and philanthropic perspective. Discover how Kaufmann's became a staple in the western Pennsylvania community; why we still meet under the Kaufmann's clock; and fondly reference the Tic Toc restaurant, Vendome, and the bargain basement.
The presentation will include many never-before-seen-nor-published images and archival material. Those attending the program are invited to share with the audience their stories and memories of Kaufmann's. Individuals are also invited to bring in with them mementos that they may want to share with the audience in a "show & tell" format.
Stakeley is the History Center Affiliates Program (HCAP) Manager at the Senator John Heinz History Center (History Center), where he provides various levels of instruction and guidance for a diverse patron or member audience. His approach to history and in "bringing collections to life" is simple – establish a connection and make it fun.
Registration is required. Sign up on the Event Calendar on the library's website at www.sewickleylibrary.org or by calling 412-741-6920.