Vinton Historical Society selling Vinton tapestry throws

The Vinton Historical Society and History Museum are selling tapestry throws featuring landmark sites in Vinton.

Looking for a unique Christmas gift? Look no further than the Vinton Historical Society and History Museum.

The organization is selling “Town of Vinton” tapestry throws, featuring eight landmark sites– Roland E. Cook, the High Ground Veterans Monument, the newer William Byrd High School, the Vinton History Museum, the Town Clock, the Vinton Library, Gish’s Mill, and the Vinton War Memorial, along with the Vinton Seal.

There is an Early Bird Special price of $45 for the throw good until December 20. After December 20, the price goes up to $55, plus $5 shipping if supplies have run out.

The throw is 100 percent cotton— a Jacquard woven fringed blanket— good for huddling under or also for display— with exceptional clarity of detail and bright colors.

Payment may be made by cash or check payable to the Vinton Historical Society. Contact the societ at 342-8634, online at, or stop by the Vinton History Museum on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The mailing address is Vinton Historical Society, P.O. Box 32, Vinton, 24179.

Proceeds from the tapestry throws benefit the history museum operations. A sample throw is on display at the Vinton Municipal Building on Pollard Street in downtown Vinton.

The Historical Society has some other unique gift items as well: “My Story Begins Here” T-shirts featuring the town clock for $15, collector Vinton Christmas ornaments for $3 each or two for $5, and Roland E. Cook notecards, $5 for a pack of 10.

It also continues to offer commemorative engraved bricks to be placed in the Memory Pergola on the lawn at the museum, which is located at the corner of Maple Street and Jackson Avenue, just across from the Vinton Library.

Or give someone the gift of membership in the Vinton Historical Society for just $15 a year, (Corporate memberships are $150 per year), or a $150 life membership.

The Historical Society also asks you to please consider a tax-deductible donation in the amount comfortable for you “to help us acquire the resources to preserve our local heritage.”  The society is currently accepting donations for the Museum Building Fund to raise the funds specifically needed to upgrade the electrical system and for the operations fund.

Plan to visit the museum during the Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., for a tour of the exhibits, activities, and refreshments.

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