Botetourt County History for September 9 Edition


This watercolor of the entrance to the Botetourt County Historical Museum was painted by Jeanette Shirley. It is displayed in the Museum Courthouse Gallery. Jeanette lived in Fincastle and was well known as a local regional watercolorist. She painted the town’s churches, homes and historic buildings. As a member of the Roanoke Valley Arts Council, she helped to create the Virginia Watercolor Society in 1979.

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