- 10:30 am Union Square Walking Tour including Macy’s on 14th St. (purchase tickets here – walking tour tickets include admission to panel discussion)
- 12:00 pm Pop-up Exhibition in the Steinberg Great Hall
- 1:30 pm Panel discussion
The German-Jewish family that built Macy’s into an iconic retailer also left an indelible legacy in American politics and society. After a morning walking tour of Union Square and a pop-up exhibition of artifacts from Macy’s, the Titanic, and more, AJHS Executive Director Annie Polland will moderate a panel including Hasia Diner (NYU), Rabbi Joanna Samuels (Educational Alliance), and Niki Lefebvre (Natick Historical Society and Museum) will discuss the journey of Jewish immigrants like the Straus family from peddlers to public servants and philanthropists.