Remembering Thalhimer's at the VHS
An event tomorrow at the Virginia Historical Society will celebrate a new book and remember Richmond’s iconic Thalhimer's department store.
Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt is hosting the release of her book,"Finding Thalhimers."
Levengood: The book is really a fascinating exploration of not just the store's history, but Elizabeth's family's history, its relation to the store, its relation to the community.
VHS President Paul Levengood explained that this is expected to be the largest reunion of Thalhimer family, employees and customers to date.
Levengood: Should mention that the famous Thalhimer's six-layer chocolate cake will be available to anyone who comes tomorrow and you'll also get to meet Snow Bear and there'll be lots of door prizes and all sorts of things.
Artifacts, including the famous Thalhimer’s clock, are part of the VHS collection and will be on display. William Thalhimer opened his store in 1842. It headquartered in Richmond for 150 years. The chain closed in 1992.
John Ogle, WCVE News