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Tuesday Talk:New York’s Woolworth Building & the Five-and-Dime Store Legacy

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Historian and licensed guide (board member of the Guides Assn. of NYC) Bob Gelber will give a virtual tour of New York’s Woolworth Building

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June 29, 4:00 pm. Historian and licensed guide (board member of the Guides Assn. of NYC) Bob Gelber will give a virtual tour of “New York’s Woolworth Building & the Five-and-Dime Store Legacy.” It was built to represent Frank W. Woolworth’s success and wealth from creating the first five-and-dime stores in America and then worldwide. Gelber will discuss an overview of Woolworth and his bargain stores, why the building’s design was ahead of its time in 1913, a virtual look at the unique architectural details from its terracotta façade to its ornate lobby that has a sculpture of Woolworth counting nickels, also rare photos of off-limit areas.

Ventfort Hall has a strict no-refund policy and tickets are nontransferable. Please ensure you have a strong internet connection and access to Zoom before purchasing tickets.

Tickets purchased on Eventbrite are for the streamed lecture online. This event will be held online via Zoom only with no in-person attendance.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as an important partner of the Lenox Cultural District, one of the five such Berkshire County districts, Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum was built in 1893 for George and Sarah Morgan, the sister of legendary financier J. Pierpont Morgan. Tours of the historic mansion are offered daily, as well as Tea & Talks, such exhibitions as the Bellefontaine Collection, concerts, theater and other programs. This elegant Jacobean-Revival Berkshire “cottage” is open to the public year-round and is available for private rental. Ventfort Hall, also an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures program sponsored by The White House, has undergone substantial restoration, which continues.

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