Link’s train photos document rural culture

Winston Link’s photographs, on display at the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, focus on trains. They also are as

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‘Patchwork’ theater event Feb. 18; free admission

With the help of young local writers and actors, Mill Mountain Theatre and its Ensemble, directed by Jay Briggs and

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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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“Reading Appalachia” children’s literature exhibit open at O. Winston Link location

“Reading Appalachia,” a multi-media exhibit organized by the Knox County Public Library and the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville,

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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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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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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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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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St. Patrick, debunked

  A holiday that has become highly popular and secularized is St. Patrick’s Day.  There are often parades, green, shamrocks,

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Great Love Stories of History…

A day late and a dollar short!  This post was intended to be published before Valentine’s Day, but clearly, that

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