Author Reveals Father’s Efforts to Confront Segregation.

Author Reveals Father’s Efforts to Confront Segregation.

On Feb. 27, Kegley Lectures features Penny Blue who will discuss her book, A Time to Protest: Leadership Lessons from My Father Who Survived the Segregated South for 99 Years. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Books will be available for sale. Blue says, “This book is a...
1800s’ Persinger Mill Topic of January Lecture

1800s’ Persinger Mill Topic of January Lecture

Veteran author and researcher Betsy Biesenbach of Roanoke will discuss her arduous research to locate Persinger Mill for the Kegley lecture on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church. Buried in the heavy clay riverbank about 600 yards from the west side...
2nd Saturdays Free for Area Residents

2nd Saturdays Free for Area Residents

The Roanoke History & O. Winston Link Museums will offer free admission to visitors from seven counties and two cities on the second Saturday of every month beginning May 13. The program covers Craig, Botetourt, Roanoke, Bedford, Montgomery, Franklin and Floyd...
Link on the bus and at the bar

Link on the bus and at the bar

A New Look at Link: His Life and Legacy exhibit, which opens June 29 at the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, explores the logistics behind the internationally known photographer’s techniques. The exhibit also is featured prominently on Valley Metro buses and on the...
Catalog a journey through Botetourt history

Catalog a journey through Botetourt history

A new catalog, “Botetourt County: 250+1 Years of Delight,” has gone on sale online and in the Gift Shop of the Historical Society of Western Virginia. Authored by Curator Ashley Webb, this catalog acts as a record for the exhibition “Botetourt County: 250+1 Years of...
Historic boutique hotel built as bank

Historic boutique hotel built as bank

Liberty Trust Hotel, which opened in downtown Roanoke in March, has been hailed by Forbes Magazine and UK Times News as one of the “highly anticipated hotels” debuting in 2022. The Liberty Trust building, which opened in 1910 as home to First National Bank, is on the...