Freeport, Illinois — One of the last of a generation, Nauman’s Barber Shop in downtown Freeport has been a historic place from yesteryear that brings back a lot of memories for people in the city. The smell of an old barbershop, the mixture of talc, hair tonics, Barbicide, cheap coffee and sitting in a hard plastic chair reading Archie comics while waiting to get your ears lowered is a memory many hold dear.
On Sunday, November 12, 2017 Don Nauman, owner of Nauman’s Barber Shop says he’s hanging up his clippers and retiring after over five decades of cutting hair.
Barber shops used to be a place where the pace of life slowed. Men and boys could catch up with friends, swap stories, laugh and get a haircut that wouldn’t break the bank. The friendly barber welcomed you, your dad, your grandfather, and your neighbor by name; he treated each of you like family. Unfortunately, most of these old-time barber shops have disappeared and now, another one of our own is putting the scissors down too.
Friends and family and the public are invited to join Don for a retirement celebration, honoring his 55 years of dedicated service to our community. The open house retirement event is being held at the Eagles Club #679, located at 1200 W. Galena Ave in Freeport.