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The Story of Strawbridge & Clothier

strawclothierFrom the flagship store on Market Street in the heart of Philadelphia, Strawbridge & Clothier strove to meet the needs of its customers for more than a century.  The store was built on a foundation of integrity and character, and founders Justus Strawbridge and Isaac Clothier made sure that the customer was always right and the price just.  Strawbridge's later branched out to nearby New Jersey and Delaware in the id- to late twetieth century, becoming one of the region's largest employers.  At the time of its sale in 1996, the retailer was the oldest department store in the country with continuous family ownership and management. 

Author Margaret Strawbridge Butterworth charts the history of Philadelphia's iconic Strawbridge & Clothier, including vivid stories from past employees as she invites you to join the "Store Family."

Presentation will be held at the Historical Society located at 1654 DeKalb Street in Norristown, PA. The evening will begin at 6:30 with a social gathering and light refreshments. Lectures begin at 7:00 and last for about an hour with time for questions at the end. There will be time to purchase books and have them signed both before and after the presentation.  This program is free and open to the public. The Historical Society is handicapped accessible