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Shop ‘Till You Drop: A History of Shopping in Virginia

Saturday, November 29, 10:30am12:00pm
Virginia Historical Society
Part of the Behind the Scenes Tour category.
Part of the program.

Waitt GlassSpend Small Business Saturday exploring the history of shopping in Virginia. We’ll examine a 1622 Virginia Company of London broadside, eighteenth-century ship cargo lists, nineteenth-century tobacco advertisements, twentieth-century mail-order catalogs, and other items that document 400 years of consumer spending in the commonwealth.  Join VHS Manager of Educational Services, Bill Obrochta, as he takes you on a tour of the history of shopping in Virginia.

In the museum shop

"Finding Thalhimers" chronicles more than 150 years of the Thalhimers’ store and four generations of family leadership, tracing the company’s growth from a modest dry goods shop in Richmond, Virginia, to a 26-store chain across Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Finding Thalhimers book
Small hanging Cardinal ornament. Bright red and very cute. Looped on a gold cord for easy hanging.
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