Photo classes great success; Watch for more!

The “Visual History – Then and Now” series of camera classes that ended June 24 at the O. Winston Link

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Good food, good conversation at reception

Thursday (May4) evening’s reception at the O. Winston Link Museum and History Museum of Western Virginia brought out familiar faces

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Thank goodness for volunteers!

The O. Winston Link Museum and History Museum of Western Virginia could not operate without volunteers, and we are fortunate

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Sue Steele Thomas Gallery Talks July 12

Learn more about the current exhibit, Automotive Elegance: Works by Sue Steele Thomas, by hearing Thomas speak on her works

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Link Exhibit Now Open in Naples, Fla.

The Naples (Fla.) Depot Museum is presenting “Life Along the Line,” a traveling exhibit from the O. Winston Link Museum

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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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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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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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