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  • Closed on Mondays

    Nov 10, 2013
    The History Museum will be closed on Mondays through the month of April. The museum will still be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 and on Sundays from 1 to 5.


  • An American Turning Point Exhibit On Display

    Jun 08, 2013
    From 1861-1865, Virginia stood at the center of a military and social revolution. How we define freedom, liberty, patriot, and nation today is directly related to the diverse experience of the individuals who participated in the war. Come visit us to view the exhibit and learn more! more>>


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Calendar

  • Gallery Talks - James

    7:00pm - Apr 22, 2014
    James "Bud" Robertson is the founding Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and a distinguished Civil War speaker. Robertson has published over 20 books and has taught a Civil War Era class at Virginia Tech. Robertson will be joining us to share his knowledge of the Civil War.

  • Raising Richmond: Architecture of Richmond

    8:00am - Apr 23 - Apr 24, 2014
    Join the History Museum as we take a tour of Richmond to see and learn about its architecture heritage. This overnight trip will include stops at the Virginia State Capitol Building, Tuckahoe Plantation, dinner at the Tobacco Company, and a night stay at the Commonwealth Suites, and so much more. For more information please call 224-1206. Prices are $280 for a double room for a member, and $295 for a non-member, $345 for a single room for a member and $360 for a non-member.


  • Kegley Lecture - Ralph Lutts

    7:00pm - Apr 29, 2014
    Ralph Lutts is an environmental historian at Goddard College and has studied and written extensively on the nature and scale of the chestnut trade in Southwestern Virginia. This includes the publication of Like Manna from God: The American Chestnut Trade in Southwest Virginia which looked at the chestnut trade, the role of chestnuts in mountain culture and economy, factors that are important part of the history of the people and forests of southern Appalachian mountains.

  • Lunchbox Lecture - Helen Fitzpatrick

    12:00pm - May 1, 2014
    A longtime resident of Roanoke will give some recollections of Roanoke back in the 1930s and 40s. She won the 2012 Roanoke Valley Preservation Award for a Lifetime Achievement, along with the rest of the Fitzpatrick Family, for years of service to the Roanoke community.


  • Kegley Lecture - Amy Clark

    7:00pm - May 27, 2014
    Amy Clark, a professor at the University of Virginia at Wise will speak on her book Talking Appalachian: Voice, Identity, and Community which will examine some of the various dialects of the region. Tradition, community, and pride are fundamental aspects of the history of Appalachia, and the language of the region is a living testament to its rich heritage. Appalachians have organized to preserve regional dialects -- complex forms of English peppered with words, phrases, and pronunciations unique to the area and its people

  • 2014 Signature Conference

    May 31, 2014
    Registration is open for the 2014 Signature Conference hosted by the The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission, the sixth installment in the popular annual Signature Conference series. "The American Civil War in a Global Context" provides the opportunity to look at the Civil War from an intriguing global perspective of world history.