‘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 Travis Kendrick, will present “Patchwork” stories at the O. Winston Link and History Museum of Western Virginia Feb. 18.

Shows are at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and admission is free. Attendees also can visit the Link photography exhibit for free on Feb. 18.

This project connects with the current History Museum exhibit, “Reading Appalachia,” about the culture and children’s literature of Appalachia. The exhibit runs through March 5 at the O. Winston Link location on Shenandoah Avenue.

Supporters of the “Reading” project include the Roanoke City Arts Commission, the Roanoke Kiwanis Club, HoneyTree Foundation, Brickhouse Properties, BB&T, Harry and Natalie Norris, Jimmy and Dee Harrison, Jackie and Gary Phillips, Ron and Janice Sink and Nelson and Brenda Greene.

The History Museum has officially moved from its former home in Center in the Square.

Sandra Kelly

Board Member, Historical Society of Western Virginia Graduate: Hollins University, BA and MALS in English; Virginia Western Community College, AA in Business Administration Profession: Writer, editor