801 S. Yarrow St.
The Shopping Mall Experience: Villa Italia to Belmar
Temporary exhibition on view April 16-October 3, 2021 at the Heritage Lakewood Visitor Center.
Limited hours: This exhibition is on view during Visitor Center open hours; no reservation needed.
The growth of suburban populations across the U.S. after WWII motivated the rise of the shopping mall as an economic driver and community gathering place. Join us at Heritage Lakewood to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the opening of the first mall in Lakewood: Villa Italia. Learn about the types of stores in Lakewood before malls took over, discover what was on the land that is now Belmar shopping center and consider the future of shopping with us.
- Friday, July 23, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
- Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
- Friday, July 30, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
- Saturday, July 31, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
- Friday, August 06, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM
Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, CO 80226