Historical Society of Western Virginia - Making yesterday available today... inspiring tomorrow.
About our organizations at 101 Shenandoah Ave NE, Roanoke, VA 24016:
History Museum of Western Virginia
The History Museum of Western Virginia exists to promote an interest in the broad spectrum of history with
emphasis on that of southwestern Virginia; to collect, preserve, interpret, and make available materials relating to that history; to sponsor research and publication in the field of regional history; and to provide educational services to people and institutions throughout southwestern Virginia.
O. Winston Link Museum
The O. Winston Link Museum is dedicated to preserving, collecting and interpreting the photographic, audio and video works of photographer Winston Link and his project to document the last days of steam along the Norfolk and Western Railway. With over 300 black and white and color images on exhibit, the Museum welcomes all to explore this vibrant but gone part of our history. The Museum also exhibits work by other photographers on a temporary and regular basis as part of the goal to create a photography cultural center.
Crystal Spring Pump Station
Crystal Spring Steam Pump Station is located at the foot of Mill Mountain in a modest one-story brick building which houses the magnificent steam-powered water pump. Listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register, it is also recognized by the Smithsonian as one of the last known examples of this technology. Today, Crystal Spring continues to provide 50% of the water for the City of Roanoke.
The Kegley Publication Fund was established with the Foundation for Roanoke Valley in memory of F.B. Kegley of Wythe County, author of Kegley's Virginia Frontier. Kegley Publications is an operating division of the Historical Society of Western Virginia, and publishes books about local and regional history.