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Historic New England presents Woolworth's: Remembering Haverhill's Shopping District

Woolworth's Lunch Counter

Haverhill, Massachusetts – On Wednesday, September 9, Woolworth’s: Remembering Haverhill’s Shopping District premieres at the Buttonwoods Museum.

Discover the story of Haverhill's iconic Woolworth's building and other downtown stores when Historic New England, Buttonwoods Museum, Haverhill Community Television, and Haverhill Public Library's Special Collections present this new documentary film. The film features historic images and interviews with Haverhill residents who share memories about what it was like to work, shop, and play downtown during the mid-twentieth century.

In conjunction with the premiere, Buttonwoods Museum's is presenting Haverhill at Mid-Century, an exhibit on downtown Haverhill during the 1940s to the 1960s. The exhibit highlights a restored section of the counter from the Woolworth Building.

The event is free and open to the public. Call 617-994-5970 to register. A reception starts at 6:00 p.m. The film screens at 7:00 p.m. The Buttonwoods Museum is located at 240 Water Street, Haverhill, Mass.

 

About Historic New England’s Everyone’s History Initiative

Woolworth’s: Remembering Haverhill’s Shopping District is part of Historic New England’s Everyone’s History series, which shares stories of life in New England during the twentieth century and beyond. Historic New England partners with communities and organizations throughout the region to collect these stories. The initiative has explored early aviation, African American tourist destinations, how volunteers preserve Vermont’s Long Trail, Rhode Island’s trap fishermen and women, and how fried clams became a favorite summertime treat. Everyone’s History projects include award-winning documentary films, interviews, online exhibitions, photo galleries, and more.

Historic New England presents Woolworth's: Remembering Haverhill's Shopping District