Shoppers World…1951-1994

Inspired by the overwhelming enthusiasm of our members and visitors who loved our Shoppers World roundtable, this exhibition will feature images, merchandise, and memorabilia that will be sure to bring you back to this “kinder, gentler shopping center.”

The country’s first mall east of the Rockies included the iconic Jordan Marsh dome anchoring 44 original stores with an interior courtyard that served as a cultural stage and community gathering spot for more than 40 years.

Promoters of this new mall were right out of “Mad Men” coming up with ingenious ways to bring shoppers from all over New England to this cutting edge retail mecca – or as one planner called it “an opportunity for a re-creation of community spirit.”

Opening Night and Sign Lighting ceremony – A Member/Donor only event*
Friday, February 15th
6:00-8:00pm – At 6:30pm The neon lights will go on in the old Shoppers’ World sign!
Edgell Memorial Library
3 Oak Street
Framingham, MA

*If you want to join us as a member that night we have a special rate of $19.51

Exhibition Opening Day – Open to the public
Saturday, February 16th
Admission: Free to members, $5.00 non-member
Exhibition open Wed-Saturday 1:00-4:00pm until September 30, 2013
Special new member rate of $19.51 will apply throughout the duration of the exhibition

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