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October 19, 2006
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Richmond Tradition Makes Holiday Shopping Easy
Twelfth Annual Holiday Shoppers Fair at Virginia Historical Society, November 3 and 4, 2006
Richmond, VA – With eighteen museum stores in one location, shopping for the person who has everything becomes a manageable task. The twelfth annual Holiday Shoppers Fair brings together Richmond's eclectic museum shops and offers a one-stop experience for shopping this holiday season. Shoppers will find a wide variety of gifts for children, parents, history lovers, garden aficionados, and science fanatics.
"Our motto is 'a museum collection where you get to walk away with the exhibits,'" says Doris Delk, retail operations director for the Virginia Historical Society. "And it's true—shop for everybody on your list, and if there is anyone left over, you can always buy a membership to the museum itself!"
Sponsored by the Museum Stores of Richmond, Shoppers Fair is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. November 3 and 4, and admission is free. The participating museum shops are: Agecroft Hall, APVA Preservation Virginia, Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives, Chesterfield Historical Society, Children's Museum of Richmond, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Henricus Historical Park, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Library of Virginia, Maymont Foundation, Old Dominion Railway Museum, Science Museum of Virginia, St. John's Church, Valentine Richmond History Center, Virginia Center for Architecture, Virginia Historical Society, VMFA Shop (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts). Each museum shop will bring a broad selection of merchandise and holiday items that relate to its particular specialty. Proceeds will benefit the educational mission of each museum.
For twelve years, the Holiday Shoppers Fair has been a Richmond tradition. This year's location, the Virginia Historical Society, recently unveiled the new Charles F. Bryan, Jr., Wing, which opened in July of this year.
On Saturday, November 3, a number of stores have book signings planned throughout the day. For more information, please call 804.342.9671 or visit www.vahistorical.org.
The Virginia Historical Society is located at 428 N. Boulevard. The Story of Virginia, An American Experience,
a 10,000-square-foot exhibition with more than a thousand objects covering all of Virginia history from prehistoric
times to the present is featured in the Robins Center for Virginia History. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
and Sunday 1pm - 5pm (Museum Galleries only). Admission: $5/adults, $4/seniors 55+ ($2/Tuesdays–galleries
only), $3/children and students, free/members. Admission to the galleries is free on Sundays. For group tour
information, call (804) 342-9652. For more information, please call (804) 358-4901 or visit