• New Visitor Services Coordinator

    Sep 29, 2015
    Lynsey Allie, a Roanoke native and a 2008 graduate of Roanoke College, has joined the History Museum of Western Virginia as Visitor Services Coordinator. Allie is currently completing a graduate degree in Archival Studies through Clayton State University in Georgia.

  • Appalachian History Talk Video

    Sep 25, 2015
    View a recording of talk by Peter Givens, retired interpretive specialist on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Givens, who teaches Appalachian history at Virginia Western Community College, discussed the history of Appalachia Sept. 23 in a lecture sponsored by the Historical Society of Western Virginia.

  • Historian Bud Robertson Talk Video

    Sep 22, 2015
    Author and historian Dr. James I. "Bud" Robertson and wife Betty (pictured) joined diners at the Center in the Square annual meeting Sept. 15. Robertson spoke on the period after the Civil War. The event featured the History Museum of Western Virginia. View his talk.

  • Lecture Online

    Sep 04, 2015
    Appalachian Music Lecture by Hollins University Prof. William Krause can be viewed online. Krause discusses how he used Appalachian Music to introduce students to the Roanoke region. He spoke in September at the First Thursday Lunchbox Lecture Series in the History Museum of Western Virginia.


  • New!

    7:00pm - Oct 27, 2015
    Joe Tennis, Bristol Herald Courier newspaper reporter and author of several books, will speak on his recent book, " Virginia Rail Trails: Crossing the Commonwealth," at Christ Lutheran Church, Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. Tennis is an author from Bristol, Virginia, and also a columnist and writer for the Bristol Herald Courier. The author's other history books include "Washington County, Virginia: Then and Now," "Sullivan County, Tennessee: Images of America," "Southwest Virginia Crossroads" and the forthcoming "Along Virginia's Route 58: True Tales from Beach to Bluegrass." Lecture is free to members of the museum; $5 for nonmembers