CLIFTON FORGE — The Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society and the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center will be partnering on an exhibit titled “Rails of Memory in Alleghany” which reflects the history of the C&O Railway in the Alleghanies.
The exhibit will run from Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 until Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 in coordination with the COHS’ annual George Washington Train Show, and feature original framed artwork, posters, calendars and maps, along with other material produced and loaned by local artists and collectors.
Participation in the exhibit is open to all artisans.
Featured in the exhibition will be works from local photographers Chuck Almarez, Gavin Dressler and Jeff Bartley, and painters Joel Tucker along with Alan Hickman.
Also showcased will be the images of famed industrial artist William Rittase, whose photographs depict C&O operations and people in their characteristic working environments.
Clifton Forge and the surrounding areas are rich in railroad history and a community eager to share personal stories and memorabilia.
For additional information, please contact the C&O Historical Society at (540) 862-2210, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center at (540) 862-1678 or by email at email@example.com.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society, organized in 1969 and incorporated in 1975, is a non-profit corporation dedicated to interpreting the American railroad experience using the C& O Railway’s history through drawings, documents, and artifacts which the Society collects, preserves, and makes available to as broad an audience as possible.
The Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center is a non-profit agency operating since 1984 to stimulate an interest in and appreciation of visual art in the Alleghany Highlands.
The center’s shop provides a location for regional juried artisans to display and sell high quality fine art and crafts. The gallery hosts regularly changing exhibits of a variety of mediums and techniques. Also, classes and workshops are offered for all ages throughout the year.
Visit highlandsartsandcraft.org for information on all the happenings at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center.
The Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Alleghany Foundation are supporters of Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society and the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center will be partnering to present an exhibit titled “Rails of Memory in Alleghany,” which will highlight the history of the C&O Railway in the Alleghanies. Among the artists whose works will be featured is local painter Allen Hickman, shown here with one of his paintings. The exhibit will run from Tuesday, ?Jan. 19, 2021, through Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (Photo Courtesy Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center)