Institutional Histories

Here is one example of an institutional history… a slide show Ellen Brown prepared last fall for her friends at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, in Fincastle, Virginia.

History of St. Mark’s Version 2

Another way to gain an understanding of the history of St.Mark’s is to read about the experiences of one of its parishioners, Bobby Waid, who grew up in Fincastle and has written (and published) two wonderful collections of his memories.  When told that we would be interested in reprinting excerpts from his books on this website, he immediately sat down and wrote the following piece, about “lookin’ in the rain barrel”…Lookin In the Rain Barrel

Other histories she has completed ( or continues to work on) include:

1) The Path to the College of Natural History at Virginia Tech (2007)

2) Ninetieth Anniversary History of the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke, Virginia (2010)


3) History of the Lutheran Children’s Home of the South ( in progress)