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Before Black Friday…there was G. Fox

November 29, 2013 · Collections ·

For decades now, the day after Thanksgiving has been referred to by many as “Black Friday”, the first day of the holiday shopping season. It’s a day of transition from a season of autumn and Thanksgiving to a season of holiday shopping and festivities; a day of drastic sales, crowds and madness at retail stores….
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G. Fox for all your holiday needs

December 5, 2013 · Collections ·

The weather is having a bit of a fit this week…it can’t quite decide if it is winter or fall.  Either way, the air is getting chillier and people are looking to get warmer.  Now-a-days we hop in the car and head to the nearest mall, specialty shop, or big-box store to find our cold…
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G. Fox Was Way Ahead of Amazon

December 9, 2013 · CHS Buzz ·

Long before Jeff Bezos imagined drones delivering packages to your door, G. Fox & Co. built their business on world-class service and home delivery—and even air delivery. So many Hartford residents have warm memories of visits to the iconic downtown department store, but the truth was that you didn’t have to set foot in G….
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Peek Behind the Scenes All Year Long!

January 13, 2014 · CHS Buzz ·

It is time to unveil the 2014 line up of Behind-the-Scenes Tours. We’re offering even more access to the hidden treasures of Connecticut history that are normally behind closed doors, and with the option of buying a Season Pass, you can get that sneak peek at a great 20% discount!

From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox in the 1950s

August 13, 2014 · ·

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford!

g. Fox Chrsitmas time

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox and Holiday Shopping

December 13, 2014 · ·

SOLD OUT! Holidays in Hartford in the 1950s through the 1990s were synonymous with its largest downtown department store. Come take a holiday stroll down memory lane through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and holiday ornaments. Stay to browse through our CHS store and do some of your own holiday shopping….
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g. Fox Chrsitmas time

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox and Holiday Shopping

SOLD OUT! Come take a holiday stroll down memory lane through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and holiday ornaments.

g. Fox Chrsitmas time

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox and Holiday Shopping

SOLD OUT! Holidays in Hartford in the 1950s through the 1990s were synonymous with its largest downtown department store. Come take a holiday stroll down memory lane through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and holiday ornaments. Stay to browse through our CHS store and do some of your own holiday shopping….
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From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: Remembering G. Fox & Co. in the 1950s

October 16, 2015 · ·

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford!

From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: Remembering G. Fox & Co. in the 1950s

February 9, 2016 · ·

In the 1950s, just about every major city had a landmark department store. In Connecticut, it was G. Fox & Co in Hartford!

“Why did Eleanor Roosevelt visit Beatrice Fox Auerbach at Auerfarm?”: A Presentation by Historian Tracey Wilson

August 16, 2016 · ·

This presentation by West Hartford Historian Dr. Tracey Wilson explores the friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and G. Fox C.E.O Beatrice Fox Auerbach, and is co-sponsored by the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society.

G. Fox & Co. Tonka toy truck.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

February 11, 2017 · ·

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

G. Fox & Co. Tonka toy truck.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

November 18, 2017 · ·

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: G. Fox & Co., Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

January 20, 2018 · ·

An all-access pass to our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

An all-access pass to our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights at G. Fox & Co. Department Store

September 13, 2018 · ·

We invite CHS members and visitors to bring a lunch and join us for a noontime talk by Dr. Traci Parker, NERFC fellow, about the racial integration of sales and clerical work at G. Fox during and after the Second World War.

Behind the Scenes Tour: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

November 17, 2018 · ·

SOLD OUT! — G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind the Scenes Tour: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

* SOLD OUT!* G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

January 12, 2019 · ·

An insider’s look at our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

Behind the Scenes Tour: Hidden Treasures of the CHS

An insider’s look at our favorite “hidden” treasures. Come behind the scenes and see them for yourself!

Behind the Scenes Tour: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

March 9, 2019 · ·

*We’re sorry, but the 11:00 am tour has sold out!* G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind the Scenes Tour: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

Behind the Scenes Tour: G. Fox, Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

G. Fox is gone, but its memory lives on. Come to the CHS to see our collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products, from scotch to toilet paper! Visit storage and collection areas not normally open to the public, and learn how the CHS preserves the stories of Connecticut.

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