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Photographica Shows

PHSNE sponsors the popular Photographica Show and Sale in the Boston area in the spring and fall. The Photographica Show offers members and the public an opportunity to browse and buy images, antique and usable cameras, equipment and ephemera. Some attend the Photographica Shows to sell photographic items to dealer-members throughout the world. The Photographica Shows are so popular that dealer space is sold out months in advance of the show date. Shows are held at the Americal Civic Center, 467 Main St, Wakefield MA.

Directions to Americal Center, Wakefield MA

I-95 to exit 39, North Ave. toward Reading/Wakefield. Turn right at North Ave; then turn left at Main St. Destination is on the left: 467 Main St. Wakefield MA 01880. Note to dealers needing access to side loading door. Armory St is now one way from North Ave toward Main St, so you must approach Americal from North Ave down Armory.

A new small 33 space lot has been opened adjacent to the Americal Center on the basement entrance side. Use the elevator or stairs to reach the show floor. Only enter this lot from Main Street. The one-way exit of this lot carries you to the Galvin Middle School parking lot.

On street parking is available Saturday and Sunday near the Americal Center and a small public lot is available one block from the Americal at the intersection of Water St and Main St.

Parking is also available at the Galvin Middle School new lot behind the Americal Center (behind the old school location). The new school lot is accessible off of Armory St. Coming into Wakefield from 128/95 exit 39, follow North Avenue until turning left onto Armory St then take the entrance to the Galvin Middle School on your right.
Public Transportation:
The Wakefield station of the Haverhill commuter rail line is within 1/2 mile of the Americal Center. MBTA bus lines 136 and 137 stop in front of the building. Details are available at

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