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From: Salem Museum & Historical Society <frances at salemmuseum.org>
Date: May 12, 2022 at 1:20:40 PM EDT
To: Norris <railcow at msn.com>
Subject: Tonight! The N&W Railroad and WWII
Reply-To: Salem Museum & Historical Society <frances at salemmuseum.org>
Talk at 7, in person and on Zoom
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Salem Museum Speaker Series: Roanoke’s Railroad and the Second World War
Thursday, May 12 at 7 pm, in person and on Zoom
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[https://mcusercontent.com/bf35b0e113b2c0010d8c9df7c/images/70fb8ca3-4a1a-3bc2-33bf-7a084edc08a7.png]As this is a group in-person event, masks are recommended. For those watching on Zoom: Please remember to mute yourself when you join our Zoom meeting. We will be recording our session, so please turn off your video if you don’t want to be recorded. Your best view will be Speaker View, not Gallery View. Put questions in the chat and our speaker will answer them after the talk.
Transportation of troops and equipment by rail was crucial to the success of the United States’ military efforts in World War II. In this talk, Col. Lewis “Bud” Jeffries will describe what Roanoke’s railroad—the Norfolk & Western Railway—accomplished during this very important period of American history.
The Norfolk & Western Railway, headquartered in Roanoke, achieved extraordinary performance in support of America’s war efforts during World War II. The N&W was probably the best prepared U.S. railroad going into this conflict, but the N&W was not alone in this effort. U.S. railroads cooperated to support the nation during this crisis and world conflict. The N&W, and all U.S. railroads, rose to meet the demands placed on them by the war effort. This presentation covers what railroads in general, and the N&W in particular, did to meet the transportation needs of wartime industry, moving large numbers of military personnel and equipment in spite of the disruption of traffic flows, and the need to adapt to changing demands.
As a young boy growing up in Radford, Virginia, Jeffries spent hours watching Norfolk & Western trains thunder past. He left Radford for a career in the United States Army, rising to the rank of colonel, but his fascination with the Norfolk & Western Railway has never ended. He is the author of N&W Giants of Steam, which is regarded as the encyclopedia of N&W steam locomotive design, engineering and tractive power.
[https://mcusercontent.com/bf35b0e113b2c0010d8c9df7c/images/01610edc-6368-4e12-19ec-88bbb7a8a6fd.jpg]Blue Ridge Potters Guild Juried Student Art Show
Opening reception May 14, 2-3:30 pm; closes May 21 at 1 pm
The Blue Ridge Potters Guild hosts its 4th Annual Juried Student Show to showcase outstanding work by young potters across the region. The show contains work by over 100 area high school and middle school students. Schools represented include Auburn High School, Blacksburg High School, Lord Botetourt High School, Northside Middle School, Patrick Henry High School, and Salem High School. One student artist is home schooled.
The Blue Ridge Potters Guild is a community of potters in the Roanoke, VA area with a mission of promoting community awareness, understanding and appreciation of pottery. The Guild formed in 1996 and now has 125 members from the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas.
Salem Museum Speaker Series: Understanding Putin and Ukraine
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[https://mcusercontent.com/bf35b0e113b2c0010d8c9df7c/images/2bfe97c0-a4da-f074-e69c-31123c702fd5.jpg]The Eastern European country of Ukraine has a war-torn history. On Thursday, April 7, Roanoke College professor Dr. Robert Willingham spoke about the origins of Ukraine, the history of Ukrainian national identity, and the Russian and Soviet legacies. This presentation was our first hybrid Speaker Series talk,. As some of our participants watching via Zoom pointed out, the result was less than successful. Because this is such an important topic, we have edited the video recording so that viewers can see the slides clearly while listening to Dr. Willingham explain the situation in Ukraine. We are working to improve our technical arrangements for future talks, and are grateful for your patience,
Dr. Willingham is an associate professor and the chairperson of the History Department at Roanoke College. His research and teaching interests include Modern Europe, the Holocaust, and World History. He holds a B.A. from Fort Lewis College; a M.A. from Purdue University; and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
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