O. Winston Link: A Day on the Abingdon Branch
Opening reception on April 29th from 12 – 5p.m.
Findlay House – 300 Green Spring Road, Abingdon, VA
As part of the Town of Abingdon’s inaugural Virginia Creeperfest, from 12-5 p.m., WKMA will debut A Day on the Abingdon Branch: The Photography of O. Winston Link, 1955 – 1957, in the Findlay House at 300 Green Spring Road (at the Abingdon-end Creeper Trail head). This rare photography collection captures the last steam train on the Virginia Creeper rail line. Of the Abingdon Branch, O. Winston Link said, “at times the locomotives are almost incidental to the picture. They add to the rural scenery: streams, little bridges and country roads, trees, mountains, cows. They would come by then be gone, leaving behind just a little whiff of coal smoke.” Join WKMA and the Town of Abingdon as we celebrate the history of the Abingdon line and the vibrancy that the Creeper Trail brings to our area’s residents and visitors. This exhibit is made possible by a partnership between the William King Museum of Art and the Town of Abingdon.