Linville Depot Celebration Day Sunday
To celebrate continued restoration and preservation of the historic Linville Depot, the historical society will host Linville Depot Celebration Day from 1 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 4, at the depot’s new home in Newland.
The depot has been restored with authentic features from its heyday, including a contemporary ticket cabinet, telephone, bead-board ceiling and even the original woodstove, which has been returned to its place as the centerpiece of the depot’s waiting room after waiting for 50 years in storage.
The depot is now wheelchair accessible, thanks to the addition of a new ramp leading to the platform.
While the depot celebration is open to anyone, Turbyfill extended a special invitation to anyone who still has memories of the depot when it was still functioning in Linville.
“Please come and tell us the stories,” Turbyfill said, explaining that the historical society would like to record any accounts of the depot when it was in service. “We want to preserve the history.”
Throughout the celebration, Terry McKinney will provide music and refreshments will be available. For more information, call Avery County Historical Museum at (828) 733-7111 or click to http://www.averymuseum.com.