The Dakota County Historical Society will host a book discussion on “Thank You For Shopping: The Golden Age of Minnesota Department Stores" by Kristal Leebrick at the Lawshe Memorial Museum in South St. Paul on Thursday, July 18. The book discussion will be part of the Lawshe Museum's “Books From Our Shelves" book club. The event will be held in the Lawshe Museum's second floor meeting room at 7 p.m.
Admission to the event is free. The Lawshe Memorial Museum is located at 130 3rd Ave. N. in South St. Paul. Contact the Lawshe Museum at 651-552-7548, or visit www.dakotahistory.org to reserve a spot.
Throughout the 20th century, department stores ruled the retail landscapes of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Stores like Dayton's, Powers, Donaldson's and the Golden Rule were centers of social life. Author Kristal Leebrick presents the history and stories behind many of Minnesota's great department stores in her book, offering a trip back to the glory days.