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InSights & InPerson

InSights & InPerson: Denver's Historic Department Stores with Mark Barnhouse

Before Amazon, before Target, before Walmart, local department stores like Daniels & Fisher, the Denver Dry Goods Company, and Fashion Bar (to name just a few) offered up their wares to holiday shoppers in Denver.

Whether you're looking to reminisce or to gain perspective on how times have changed, join History Colorado this holiday season as we host historian Mark Barnhouse and Curator of Archives Shaun Boyd for an adventure through Denver's historic department stores. Barnhouse will share his extensive research and stories of "lost" department stores in Denver, and Boyd will share the little-known saga of how Australian Florence Martin came to inherit a share of Daniels & Fisher.

InSights & InPerson seeks to connect history makers with audiences in an immersive and conversational setting in the Stephen H. Hart Research Center at History Colorado. Every program in this series hosted by the Curatorial Services and Collections Access department gives you the chance to interact with and learn more about our special collections. From artifacts to archives, we make history matter through the insights people bring in person.