March Public Program

Jordan Marsh: New England's Largest Store
A slideshow lecture by Anthony Sammarco

Sunday, March 24, 2024
2:00 PM
Watertown Savings Bank Meeting Room
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Anthony Sammarco will reveal the fascinating history of Boston's beloved Jordan Marsh.  The retailer opened its first store, which sold assorted dry goods, on Milk Street in 1851.  Do you remember the blueberry muffins and the Enchanted Village?

Referred to as the "Balzac of Boston History" by the Boston Globe, Anthony Mitchell Sammarco is a Boston native, noted historian and author of over seventy books on the history and development of Boston, topics on which he lectures widely.

This event is free and open to the public.  Parking is free in the library lot on Sundays.  For more information, please contact Joyce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This program is funded by a 2023 grant from the Watertown Community Foundation.