Thursday March 16, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Making History Greater Series
The History of King of Prussia Mall
For the past year, author and historian Michael Shaw has been looking carefully at one of the largest malls in America. The King of Prussia Mall is one of Montgomery County’s most recognizable landmarks and, in terms of leasable retail space, is the largest mall in America. It has long been a shopper’s paradise and Michael Shaw is attempting to write the story of the mall from its opening in 1963 to today.
The Making History Greater series features scholars, authors, and historians who are currently working on telling new stories about the complexity of our region’s history. Thursday presentations begin at 5:00 with a social gathering and light refreshments. Lectures begin at 5:30 and last for about an hour with time for questions at the end. This program is free and open to the public.
Funding for the Historical Society of Montgomery County is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission,
a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.