Buy local! For Botetourt County, it doesn’t get more local than holiday gifts pertaining to the county’s history. Coming on the heels of the Lewis and Clark’s NOAA marker dedication and announcement for the design of the William Preston Memorial at Greenfield Education and Training Center, Botetourt County history is hot once again.
BCHS director Weldon Martin introduced three new items to go along with multiples of other history related books, items and documents in the museum’s gift shop at the November Board meeting.
They are with prices: “Old Homes of Botetourt Calendar;” $12.00, “Notable Woman of Western Virginia;” $15.75, and “Lewis and Clark pamphlets $7.00 each.”
Martin elaborated, “The Botetourt County Historical Society’s 2013 calendar is now on sale at the museum store behind the courthouse in Fincastle. It features beautiful color photos of historic homes of Botetourt and the cover is a Mark Woodie sketch of the Rader Farm house in Troutville. The cost is $12 and they make great Christmas gifts.” The Botetourt County Historical Society maintains the Botetourt County History Museum, located behind the Courthouse in Fincastle. The Museum is open from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday-Saturday and from 2:00 – 4:00 pm on Sunday. Martin also reminds residents and history buffs, “Membership in the Historical Society is welcomed. For information, contact the Historical Society, P.O. Box 468, Fincastle, VA 24090, or call (540) 473-8394.”