Meet me at the Eagle,” was a frequent suggestion for Philadelphians over the years. The statue was impressive and so was the store named for its founder, John Wanamaker. Civic-minded and charitable, Wanamaker fostered a progressive relationship with his employees. He made it possible for them to go to school and built a vacation amusement place for employees to use on the weekends.
Actor Bob Gleason’s Wanamaker gives us the story of a businessman and philanthropist who provided variety and fun for his customers and employees and a worthy role model for modern business owners and leaders.
Our presenter will speak from the mansion porch. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn. Wear a mask and social distance. Fun for all ages.