Out of the Box

Many Richmonders will remember the expression “meet me under the clock.”


After 10 long months, the special protective box that has been securing our signature Miller & Rhoads clock was removed last week.

Many Richmonders will remember the expression “meet me under the clock.”  As the focal point for our renovations, we hope that our visitors will revive this phrase.  From this central location, you will be able to see the “This is Richmond, Virginia” exhibition, the terrace and lobby, the staircase to the ground level, and through the building to the 1812 John Wickham House.

It is amazing what happens when you take all of the sides off of the box!

As you can see by this week’s photos, we have created in our galleries a big new box in which to showcase our history.

It is a perfect space to highlight our collections and for our “This is Richmond, Virginia” exhibition.

While these spaces are exciting, we must not forget that our vision for the Valentine is to do for Richmond’s history what we did this week for the clock.  (I really hate to use this overused term.)

It’s time to think about our history in new ways and to move Richmond and the Valentine outside the box!

Bill Martin, Director

P.S. Join today and be part of the grand opening week celebrations (Oct 20-24). A donation of $250+ secures your spot at the special Wednesday night party.