News

  • Closed due to weather

    Jan 23, 2015
    The History Museum will closed to the public today due to inclement weather. If you need assistance with anything please email us at: info@vahistorymuseum.org. Thank You


  • Closed Today 1/14/2015

    Jan 14, 2015
    The History Museum will closed to the public today due to inclement weather. If you need assistance with anything please email us at: info@vahistorymuseum.org. Thank You.


  • Volunteer Openings

    Jan 06, 2015
    We have several volunteer spots open at the front desk. The history museum offers a flexible schedule for volunteers with openings in the mornings and afternoons Tuesday through Friday. For more information please contact Kerri Donnelly at (540) 224-1245 or info@vahistorymuseum.org.


  • Holiday Hours

    Dec 13, 2014
    The History Museum of Western Virginia will be closed from December 22nd through December 26th. We will reopen on at 10am on December 27th. The museum will also be closing at 1pm on New Years Eve and will be closed on New Years Day.


Calendar

  • Kegley Lecture: Morris Stephenson

    7:00pm - Jan 27, 2015
    Morris Stephenson, veteran Rocky Mount journalist, will speak on his book, "A Night of Makin' Likker".

  • First Thursday Lunch Box Lecture: Rev. Edward Burton

    12:00pm - Feb 5, 2015
    The Rev. Edward T. Burton will tell about his service of more than 40 years as pastor of Sweet Union Baptist Church in Northwest Roanoke on Thursday, Feb. 5, at noon in the History Museum in Center in the Square. Now retired after more than 50 years of ministry. Burton's work to make Roanoke a better place was recognized when he was named Roanoke's Citizen of the Year in 2002. A Richmond native, he holds degrees from Virginia Union University, Luther Rice Seminary and Virginia Seminary and College. He has been active in resolving many community issues.

    $15 for non-members, $10 for members.
    Admissions include lecture and lunch.
    Reservations recommended.


  • History Is Served

    12:00pm - Feb 22, 2015
    Join us for our annual luncheon and silent auction at the Hotel Roanoke. Special Guest Beth Macy will be speaking on her book, Factory Man.

    More information to follow.

  • Kegley Lecture: Daniel Thorp

    7:00pm - Feb 24, 2015
    Dr. Daniel Thorp, associate professor of history at Virginia Tech, will speak on "Betwixt and Between: The Experiences of Free People of Color in Southwest Virginia"

    Thorp, holds a master's degree and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, is completing a book-length study of an African American community in Montgomery County during the 19th century. His talk will be based on that research, focusing on experiences of free people of color in Southwest Virginia before the Civil War.