Check out our digital collection

Take a trip back in time online at the Historical Society of Western Virginia collection of online archives. You can find

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Oct. 27 Rockbridge Tour Sold Out!

The Oct. 27 bus tour, “Seven Hills of Rockbridge County,” led by historian George Kegley,  is full, but anyone still

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Early NS (NW) photos on exhibit at Link Museum

Five series of large format railroad-related prints will be in a rotating exhibit through fall 2017 at the O. Winston

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Winnie Davis: Reluctant Figurehead for Confederacy

Jefferson David was the president of the Confederate States of America, a West Point graduate and a man many people

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Local Writer Pens History of Evergreen Cemetery

Society Board Member Donald Wilson, President of Evergreen Burial Park, has recently written a history book entitled, “Evergreen: A Century

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From ‘Happily Ever After’ Exhibit: an 1858 Wedding Dress

It’s not often a small institution such as the History Museum has textiles from before the Civil War because the clothes were worn often (even wedding dresses were kept as part of a regular wardrobe) and the washings they got were harsh. If an outfit did survive its owner, it sat in an attic or basement, quickly deteriorating from exposure to light, temperature, humidity and insects. Sometimes, the period clothing was lost in a move or just forgotten.

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Window to the Rails: Photos

The Link Museum wants to give a huge “Thank You” to everyone who attended the “Window to the Rails” event

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‘Window to the Rails’ Stained Glass On View in Gift Shop

Visitors to the O. Winston Link Museum can view the artwork, which highlights Link’s iconic photographs, both the 611 and 1218 engines, and various Roanoke landmarks.

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Suffolk Punch draft horses

With Jason Rutledge coming to speak about restorative forestry and his use of the Suffolk Punch draft horse, I decided

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New O. Winston Link Posters are In!

After much preparation to have new posters made, “Schaffers Crossing,” “Sometimes the Electricity Fails,” and “Old Maude” are all back in stock!

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