• Open Position - Contract Educator

    Oct 28, 2014
    The Contract Educator provides programming, both In-Museum presentations and Outreach into schools, that reinforces Virginia Standards of Learning in History and Social Studies. more>>

  • Closed on Mondays

    Sep 24, 2014
    The History Museum will be closed on Mondays October through April. The museum will still be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 and on Sundays from 1 to 5.

  • Virtual Haunted Tour

    Sep 22, 2014
    Throughout October the History Museum will be hosting a "Virtual Haunted Tour" on our blog. Each post will feature a different spooky story or place in our region.

  • Thank You

    Sep 22, 2014
    Thank You to everyone who came out and supported The History Museum of Western Virginia and the O.Winston Link Museum on Friday! To view photos from the event please visit:


  • Fantasyland

    10:00am - Nov 28, 2014
    Fantasyland will open the day after Thanksgiving and remain open until Sunday, December 21.

  • First Thursday Lunch Box Lecture: Cabell Brand

    12:00pm - Dec 4, 2014
    Cabell Brand of Salem, a leader in the war on poverty, an advocate for a cleaner environment, founder of Total Action Against Poverty (now Progress) and former head of Stuart McGuire Co., will discuss his recent book, If Not Me, Then Who. Brand's book, available on Amazon, gives suggestions on ways to help with poverty, racial justice and peace issues.

    $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

    Reservations recommended.

  • Yuletide

    2:00pm - Dec 21, 2014
    Join us as we say goodbye to Santa and the Figgy Pudding Band before they head to the North Pole.