Saturday, November 26, 2011

Denholms book signings

Please join myself and Pat Wolf for a nostalgic look back at the Denholms legacy.  Each of the events listed below will contain a full discussion on the former store as well as a book signing.  If you have already purchased your book, please bring it by and Pat and myself will sign it for you.  I would love for anyone to spread the word about the signings as well as let us know if you think of another good venue to hold a discussion and/or book signing event.  I look forward to hopefully meeting some of you in person!

Saturday December 10th
Worcester Historical Museum
10:00am-1:00pm book signing, 1:00pm-2:00pm lecture
30 Elm st Worcester,Ma

Saturday December 17th
Tatnuck Booksellers
 Tatnuck Bookseller
18 Lyman Street
Westborough, MA 01581

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Denholms book has arrived!

Book Cover
As I have said in previous posts, this book has been a labor of love.  It has been such a pleasure and an honor to speak with the many individuals who contacted me, and hear their stories about shopping at Denholms.  The book contains the history of the company from its incarnation in 1871 to the untimely closing in 1973, as well as personal recollections from the former presidents daughter Pat Wolf.  With over 50 images (many of which have not been seen in over 40 years) the book is a visual delight which is sure to conjure up your own memories!
I hope you all enjoy what what a very special experience for me.

When William Denholm and William McKay teamed up in 1870 to form a dry goods store in the factory town of Worcester, Massachusetts, they couldn’t have imagined the 103-year legacy that would make their store a beloved New England landmark. Former customers may well recall the store’s elaborate promotions that took shoppers to exotic locales, from an African holiday to a trip through the Italian fashion world. Join authors Christopher Sawyer and Patricia Wolf, daughter of a former Denholms president, as they take a behind-the-scenes view of the history and memory of Massachusetts largest department store outside of Boston. With vivid descriptions of the festive holiday displays and personal recollections from former employees, this book is sure to make any reader nostalgic for the bygone days of shopping at Denholms.-History Press

To obtain your copy please click on the History Press link-https://www.historypress.netTo order through use this link.