The Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies of Montgomery History presents this online exhibition describing the unique shopping culture that grew in Montgomery County during this ten-year period, including the development of suburban department stores and neighborhood shopping centers which eventually lead to the birth of the suburban shopping mall. This exhibit was originally launched in conjunction with “BOOM: the 1950s in Montgomery County,” a 2018 program of exhibits and events organized by Montgomery History.

Opened April 27, 2018
Developed and written by Sarah Hedlund; Curated by Bob Bachman, Chair, Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies

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