Marshall Field’s Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

  • Research & Collections Center, Springfield

Event Venue: 

1011 E. Ash St., Springfield, IL

Event Audience: 

Adult
Teen

Fee: 

Free and open to the public

Tales from the Vault Program moderated by Betsy Dollar, Springfield Art Association

For nearly a century, Marshall Field's flagship store in Chicago dazzled visitors at Christmas time with its holiday window displays, a giant tree in the Walnut Room, and whimsical decorations, including Uncle Mistletoe and Aunt Holly. Learn about the Marshall Field's holiday artifacts in the Museum's collection with Betsy Dollar, director of the Springfield Art Association, who worked at the store making ornaments in the 1970s.   

"Tales from the Vault" is a collaborative program hosted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois State Museum which allows the public to discover some of the treasures from these institutions' collections. Each program will include the chance to view an artifact or document not normally on display, commentary by a staff member or local scholar, and a chance for group discussion. All programs are free and open to the public.

The Research & Collection Center is located at 1011 E. Ash Street in Springfield. The Collections Center must be accessed via the new gate on Ash St. and approached from 11th Street or further east due to the rail closure at Ash and 10 ½ Streets. For additional information, please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 558-6696.

 

 

Marshal Fields Decorations

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