FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 16, 2011
Contact: Jennifer M. Guild, Senior Officer for Public Relations and Marketing
Tel: (804) 342-9665 | Email:
Virginia Historical Society Hosting Annual Fixture Sale
Selling Various Museum Display Cases and Exhibition Furniture at Up To 90% Off
Richmond, VA—The Virginia Historical Society (VHS) is hosting a fixture sale of museum display cases and
exhibition furniture on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Items used to house objects in collection storage and showcase pieces in
past VHS exhibitions will be for sale at up to 90% off fabrication prices.
The sale is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Virginia Historical Society, located at 428 North
Boulevard in Richmond. Items will be on display from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Objects for sale include floor and wall cases, frames, object mounts, risers and pedestals, glass cubes, audio visual
units, slide and negative sleeves, card file cabinets, audio storage boxes, pamphlet files, glass retail fixtures, and more.
In addition, the VHS is selling thirteen interior-lighted display cases that have housed the Maryland-Steuart Collection
of Confederate weaponry at the VHS for nearly two decades. The cases fit together in a U-shaped configuration. All of the
cases have secure visible areas for display, and eleven have lockable drawers for storage. Sealed bids, for these 13 cases only,
will be accepted beginning immediately until 4:00 p.m. on May 25.
The VHS was recently notified that the society has been awarded national funding through the Save America’s
Treasures program to conserve the Charles Hoffbauer Military Memorial Murals. The Maryland-Steuart Collection cases
must be removed so the conservation work can take place in that gallery.
All other sales are first come, first served on May 25. All objects will be sold as is. Anyone purchasing objects must
provide their own labor and transportation. The pieces must be removed from the VHS by Thursday, May 26. Cash, checks,
and credit cards will be accepted. No objects may be removed prior to payment.
An inventory and images and diagrams of some of the objects for sale can be viewed by visiting www.vahistorical.org/news/fixturesale.htm.
There is also information on that webpage about the sealed bid process
for the Maryland-Steuart Collection cases.
For 180 years, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) has been the steward of our state—and often national—history. The VHS features award—winning exhibitions that are entertaining and educational for visitors of all ages. Although designated the Official State Historical Society, the VHS is a privately funded non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain its operations. The VHS is located at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond. Admission to the research library and museum galleries is free. Museum hours are Monday—Saturday 10 a.m.—5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.—5 p.m. Library hours are Monday—Saturday 10 a.m.—5 p.m. For group tour information, call (804) 342-9652. For more information, call (804) 358-4901 or visit www.vahistorical.org.