Roanoke-County-LogoIn a ceremony yesterday at the Virginia State Capitol, Roanoke County Special Events Coordinator Wendi Schultz accepted a leadership award honoring efforts made by the region to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Over the years, Roanoke County staff and volunteers have organized events which brought the area’s history to life. In the spring of 2011, Civil War Homes Then and Now showcased dozens of antebellum homes and historical buildings. Then in the winter of 2013, Civil War Music Brought to Life demonstrated period culture through an educational family program. Schultz says, “Our events engaged the entire community through participatory learning opportunities. We were able to touch the lives of both young and old, while showcasing our area’s unique contribution to history.”