ROANOKE, Va. -

A hometown landmark celebrates a milestone with history, free events and a gala this weekend.

The O. Winston Link Museum turned 10 and invited the public to celebrate its rich history.

Many other cultural institutions have had financial challenges, but the Link Museum has stayed strong.

Leaders there say it attracts many different visitors from fans of Link's pictorials to photography lovers and design enthusiasts.

Norfolk Southern's CEO, Charles "Wick" Morman says the museum is an invaluable asset.

"As we look back and we think about preserving the heritage of our company, the O. Winston Link photographs and the Link Museum are an absolute vital part of that," Morman said.

The museum is situated in a restored Norfolk & Western Railway passenger train station housed at the Virginia Museum of Transportation.

PHOTOS: Link @ 10 Celebration at O. Winston Link Museum

POSTED: 03:04 PM EST Jan 25, 2014 

The O.Winston Link Museum marked its 10th anniversary with a free community celebration Saturday. See photos from the event here.

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