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With our partner, The Connecticut Historical Society, WNPR News presents unique and eclectic view of life in Connecticut throughout its history. The Connecticut Historical Society is a partner in Connecticut History Online (CHO) — a digital collection of over 18,000 digital primary sources, together with associated interpretive and educational material. The CHO partner and contributing organizations represent three major communities — libraries, museums, and historical societies — who preserve and make accessible historical collections within the state of Connecticut.

A Woman and Her Store: Remembering Beatrice Fox Auerbach and G. Fox and Co.

This hour, a panel of experts and historians gives us an in-depth look at the life and legacy of Beatrice Fox Auerbach, owner and CEO of Connecticut's most beloved department store, G. Fox and Co. 

Do you have memories from shopping at G. Fox? If so, what was the experience like? Share your story in the comments below. 


  • Laura Crow - Professor of Costume History and Design at UConn, Director of the UConn Historical Costume & Textile Collection, and the Curator for Beatrice Fox Auerbach: The Woman, Her World and Her Wardrobe
  • Elizabeth Abbe - Former Director of Public Outreach at the Connecticut Historical Society
  • Bill Faude - Author of several books on Connecticut, including Connecticut Miscellany: ESPN, The Age of Reptiles, CowParade and More

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show, which originally aired on July 23, 2015.

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