The Mission of the O. Winston Link Museum's Education Department:
To inspire life long learning for people of all ages using the photographs, recordings, and film of O. Winston Link and the Norfolk & Western Railway.
The O. Winston Link Museum offers guided tours to groups of all ages. Docents discuss the historic passenger station, the history of the N&W and Link's photography, audio and film recordings. The guided tour explores the background of the building; its architectural significance, as well as the social aspects of its use, including rail transportation and the segregated South of the 1950's.
The Museum exhibits over 300 of Link's primarily black and white, night time photographs, from his five year project, from1955 thru1960, to capture the vanishing of America's last railroad to run exclusively steam locomotives. The galleries are divided thematically, and encompass everything from Link's technical mastery, with examples of lighting equipment, interactive exhibits, and our new darkroom display, to life along the lines in a 1950's world.
Call (540)982-5465 today to book your guided tour.
The O. Winston Link Museum offers several internships in conjunction with its parent organization, The Historical Society of Western Virginia. Click here for more information and guidelines about these internships.
ME AT THE MUSEUM
Every Friday at 10am at the O. Winston Link Museum
Free for Members or $3 per child
Me at the Museum: International Earth Day - 3/22/13
Help us celebrate International Earth Day! We will be reading "Biscuit's Earth Day Celebration," make our own dirt pudding, and plant some flowers.
Me at the Museum: Easter - 3/29/13
Me at the Museum this week is all about Easter. Come read a story, decorate some eggs, and create an Easter rabbit or chick.
Me at the Museum: Rabbits - 4/5/13
Continuing with the Easter theme we will have a visitor from the Angels of Assisi. Come out and visit with one of their rabbits for story time.
Me at the Museum: Dogs - 4/12/13
The SPCA will be visiting us this week to discuss puppy/dog safety. Join us for a story, a snack, and puppy play time.
Me at the Museum: Possum - 4/19/13
Come meet Tinkerbell the possum! Listen to a story, enjoy a snack, and then learn about Tinkerbell's life.
Me at the Museum: Squirrel - 4/26/13
It’s springtime and our furry friends are out in force. Come meet one of the most common animals of Western Virginia the squirrel.
Programs are now available for digital and film photography. Ages range from Kindergarten through Life-Long Learners. Workshops can be tailored to fit your time constraints and specifications. Contact the Education Department at 540.982.5465 for more information on photography programming.
Opportunities for Educators
The O. Winston Link Museum offers an individual membership exclusively for Educators at a reduced rate of $25.00. This fully tax deductible membership includes free admission to the O. Winston Link Museum, a 10% discount in the Museum Shops, access to and discount for historic site tours, and invitations to museum openings. Please call or click here for more details.
For any questions regarding education tours or programs, please contact Shannon Lugar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.982.5465.