Good food, good conversation at reception

Board member David Lemon planned the reception
Volunteers Sara Airheart and Bill Irvin help with setup along with Anna McLean (background)
Society president Stephen Warren (left) with supporter Bill Hackworth
William Fleming desk on display
Will Dibling (from left) with Gordon Hamilton, both board members, and Edie Hamilton and Carol Dibling
Volunteer stalwarts who helped merge the museums, John Bradshaw (left) with George Kegley
Mechanical bank a tip to coming exhibit
Robert Schwabik of Salem, newest board member

Thursday (May4) evening’s reception at the O. Winston Link Museum and History Museum of Western Virginia brought out familiar faces and some new ones. The decor was enhanced by items fromboard member David Lemon’s personal collection of antique silver manufactured in Virginia and by the talents of curator Ashley Webb, who placed manikins in old-style clothing along the back wall of thehistoric passenger station that houses the museums.

Also on display were two of Lemon’s Edward Beyer paintings along with Beyer’s “Grove Hill,”  1855  oil on canvas, on loan from General James Breckinridge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

A clown mechanical bank on display spoke to an upcoming fall exhibit that you will hear more from soon.

We appreciate all who attended.

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