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Sunday, March 18 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Krauss: The New Orleans Value Store

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From 1903 to 1997, Krauss Department Store offered some of the finest goods and services on Canal Street. It was known for both its continuity and innovation and for its great customer service--and from the day it opened it served African American customers. The Krauss brothers and then the Heymanns took great pride in offering quality merchandise at good prices in all departments to all the residents of New Orleans; Hugo Kahn assumed the reins in the 1970s. Come hear about what made Krauss so special from Hugo and historian Ed Branley.

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Edward Branley

Edward Branley is a writer, teacher, historian, and computer nerd. He graduated from Brother Martin High School and received a degree in Secondary Education from the University of New Orleans. After a few years teaching high school, he began a career in computer consulting. Branley... Read More →
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Hugo Kahn

Hugo Kahn has been an integral part of the New Orleans Jewish community since he moved here in 1967 to work for the Krauss Company, moving up the ladder from comptroller to president. While at Krauss, Hugo was active in many initiatives of the Downtown Development District, the Better... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Library, JCC