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Shop ‘Til 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 see photographs of country stores, letters written to Santa Claus, items purchased from Miller & Rhoads and Thalhimers department stores and more from nearly 400 years of consumer spending in the commonwealth. Bill Obrochta, Manager of Educational Services, will lead us through the aisles of shopping history in Virginia on this tour.

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.
Cardinal Ornament

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