Eileen Hallet Stone: Auerbach's: The Store that Performs What It Promises
Join us Wednesday, December 12, at 6:30 PM, as we welcome Eileen Hallet Stone to the store for a presentation and signing of Auerbach's: The Store that Performs What It Promises!
Join former Salt Lake Tribune columnist Eileen Hallet Stone for a reading and signing of her new book, Auerbach's: The Store That Performs What It Promises . From a perilous sea journey to the rigors of the American West when gold dust prevailed and paper money wasn’t worth face value, the Auerbach's story is one of tenacity and triumph over adversity—and a rite of passage for three young Jewish Prussian immigrants who created one of the first and finest department stores in the West that became a landmark in downtown Salt Lake City. Open for business for over hundred years, forty years after its closing in the 1970s, many remember Auerbach’s as if it were yesterday. Joining Eileen, Lila Weller, Pam March, Danny Thomas, Alene McCrimmon, Liz Davis and jazz singer Beverly Frank will share glimpses of downtown’s “Golden Age” when Auerbach’s was the place to be, including many dresses from Auerbach's Crystal Room.
Award-winning author and former Salt Lake Tribune columnist Eileen Hallet Stone’s projects include Historic Tales of Utah, Hidden History of Utah, A Homeland in the West: Utah Jews Remember and Missing Stories: An Oral History of Ethnic and Minority Groups in Utah, co-authored with Leslie Kelen. Her commentary is featured in the 2015 documentary film Carvalho’s Journey.
The presentation will begin at 6:30, with a signing to follow.