This Mrs. Claus outfit was worn by Eleanor Scannell, who was personnel director at Strouss’ Department Store. Santa and Mrs. Claus were featured in Strouss’ annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Youngstown until the store closed in 1986. Eleanor Scannell’s close friend and neighbor, Beverly Sisek, inherited the outfit shortly after Eleanor’s death. For years, Beverly wore the Mrs. Claus outfit while driving a school bus during the holiday season.
Gift of Beverly Sisek, 2013.72.1
by Mahoning Valley Historical Society | Dec 15, 2020