News

  • Tasting Western Virginia

    Aug 29, 2014
    Throughout September the History Museum's blog will feature traditional recipes from Western Virginia found in "The New Blue Ridge Cookbook". Each week we will be attempting to create a new dish and posting our experiences and the recipes. Make sure you check back periodically to see what we've got cooking! vahistorymuseum.wordpress.com


  • Endangered Artifact Contest

    Jul 31, 2014
    The Kegley Family Buggy is a Top 10 Endangered Artifacts: 2014 Nominee! Make sure you cast your vote daily! www.vamuseums.org


  • Me at the Museum

    Jul 25, 2014
    Me at the Museum will now be hosted at the O. Winston Link Museum every Friday at 10am. The month of August will feature animals, with a special animal guest each week. For more information please contact the O. Winston Link Museum at: (540)982-5465. 101 Shenandoah Avenue Roanoke, VA 24011


  • Puttin' On The Ritz Exhibit Now Open

    Jul 11, 2014
    Puttin' On The Ritz: The Roanoke Valley During The 1920's and 1930's exhibit is open and will remain on display through November 2014!


Calendar

  • Kegley Lecture Series: Nelson Harris and Marshall Harris

    7:00pm - Sep 23, 2014
    Nelson Harris and Marshall Harris will speak on their new book, "Aviation in Roanoke". Published in May 2014 the book covers the history of aviation in Roanoke beginning in 1910.

  • Lunch Box Lecture: Ted Edlich

    12:00pm - Oct 2, 2014
    Ted Edlich, President of TAP for 39 years, will talk about the work of Total Action for Progress, formerly Total Action Against Poverty.
    TAP address the issues of health care, housing, education,and more in the area.

    Lectures are $10 for
    members of the History Museum of Western Virginia and $15 for nonmembers.

    Price include lunch and lecture.
    *reservations encouraged


  • Reflections on History: Discussion with Jane Field

    7:00pm - Oct 9, 2014
    Jane Field, former librarian, will talk about her parents' experiences in Japanese-American Internment camps during World War II. Mrs. Field will be speaking at the History Museum of Western Virginia in connection with the Roanoke Valley Read's 2014 Book Selection: The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford. Mrs. Field's presentation will include photographs, personal memoirs, and artifacts.

    Admission is FREE!

    Hosted in conjunction with our friends at Roanoke Valley Reads!

  • 2014 Fall Bus Tour

    Oct 22, 2014
    Save the date!
    October 22nd-23rd
    The 2014 Fall Bus Tour will be heading to Leesburg, Virginia to explore the rich history of the region! Possible stops include: Oatlands-Historic House and Gardens, Morven Park, Marshall House, and the Manassas Battlefields!

    Tickets now available online or by calling (540) 342-5770


  • Kegley Lecture Series: Turk McCleskey

    7:00pm - Oct 28, 2014
    Turk McCleskey will speak on his new book, he Road to Black Ned's Forge.

    Hosted at Christ Lutheran Church:
    2011 Brandon Ave, Roanoke, VA 24015