The Glory Days of Washington’s Grand Department Stores: A Nostalgic Look Back

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 4:00pm
Department store expert Michael Lisicky will lead local residents on a trip down memory lane when he presents CCHS' Fall Lecture, "The Glory Days of Washington's Grand Department Stores: A Nostalgic Look Back," at the Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 18.

Lisicky will take his audience back to Woodward & Lothrop in its heyday -- past the elaborate holiday window displays, through the up-to-the minute fashions for men, women and children, past the Wedding Services department, and on to the seventh-floor Tea Room, known for its Chicken pot Pie and other specialties. He will also discuss other beloved local department stores, including Garfinckels, Hecht’s, and more. 

A reception will follow the lecture, and light refreshments will be served.  Copies of Lisicky’s book about Woodward & Lothrop will be available for sale and signing by the author. Questions concerning the program may be directed to CCHS at 301-656-6141 or



The Chevy Chase Historical Society is supported in part by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County