• Closed Sunday, April 5

    Apr 05, 2015
    The History Museum will be closed Sunday, April 5 and Monday, April 6. Happy Easter everyone!

  • Job Opening-O. Winston Link Museum

    Mar 25, 2015
    Visitors' Services Coordinator JOB SUMMARY The O. Winston Link Museum seeks a dynamic, motivated Visitors' Services Coordinator responsible for the development and expansion of the museum's special initiatives and promotions to grow attendance. The position is a member of the front-line staff and reports to the Director of the O. Winston Link Museum. S/he is the initial point of contact for museum visitors an... more>>

  • Watts Library

    Mar 24, 2015
    The Watts Library will be closed to the public Tuesday, March 24th.

  • Closed Today 03/06/2015

    Mar 06, 2015
    We will be closed today, March 6th, due to inclement weather. We hope everyone stays warm and safe this weekend.


  • Gallery Talk: Roddy Moore

    7:00pm - Apr 28, 2015
    While touring the exhibit Roddy Moore will speak on the evolution of the Virginia Dulcimer and folk music in Western Virginia. Moore curated the current exhibit on display, The Virginia Dulcimer: 200 Years of Bowing, Strumming, and Picking.

    Light hor d'oeuvres and refreshments available.

    Guests are invited to arrive before the talk for live music by a local dulcimer player and builder.

    Location: 1 Market Sq 3rd floor.

    Reservations Required. To make a reservation please contact the front desk at: (540) 342-5777 or

    Free for members, $8 for non-members.

  • First Thursday Lunch Box Lecture: Estelle Avner

    12:00pm - May 7, 2015
    Estelle Avner, recently retired after 40 years as executive director of the Bradley Free Clinic. Avner was recently named the 2015 Virginian of the Year.

    $15 for non-members, $10 for members

    Reservations required.

  • Ride the Crooked Road

    May 28, 2015
    2015 Spring Bus Tour
    May 28-29, 2015

    Travel the Crooked Road on a bus through the scenic mountains from Roanoke to Bristol for two days of traditional country music on Thursday and Friday, May 28-29, with the Historical Society of Western Virginia.

    Trip is all inclusive. Cost for a double room is $250 for members and $275 for non-members. For a single room the cost is $310 for members and
    $335 for non-members.
    For more information please visit us online or call.