Residents of Botetourt County who have yet to experience the “Botetourt County: 250+1 Years of Delights” exhibit at the O. Winston Link & History Museum of Western Virginia should schedule a trip into Roanoke.
Since April, the museum has featured a wonderful exhibit encapsulating the history of Botetourt County. There are two floors dedicated to early Botetourt history featuring items and information about Virginia Governor Norborne Berkeley (“Lord Botetourt”), old maps of the massive portion of the country that represented Botetourt, cans from the old canneries, plus much more.
The museum provides an easy-to-read pamphlet containing information on the exhibit and a mini-map pointing out specific locations within the galleries. Some of the exhibit lenders include pieces of history from the Botetourt County Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Botetourt County and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Ed and David Bordett, Caldwell Mountain Copper, the General James Breckinridge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Preservation Botetourt, Inc.
The exhibit runs now until November 2.
For more information about the exhibit, visit roanokehistory.org.