• 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!

  • Virginia Dulcimer Exhibit Open!

    Jul 02, 2014
    The Virginia Dulcimer: 200 Year of Bowing, Strumming, and Picking Exhibit is open at the History Museum of Western Virginia and will remain on display through October 2014!

  • Me at the Museum 2014

    May 30, 2014
    Me at the Museum has started up again for the summer. Come in Friday mornings at 10 with your toddlers for a story, snack, and crafts! Throughout June we will be exploring some of the farm animals that we encounter in Virginia including: horses, pigs, chickens, and cows.

  • Sampling from "Life Along the Line"

    May 29, 2014
    A Sampling from the Link Museum's exhibit "Life Along the Line" is now up for viewing at the History Museum!


  • Kegley lecture Series- Ralph Lutts

    7:00pm - Jul 22, 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 lecture will be hosted on Tuesday, our regular lecture day.

  • O Winston Link Book Talk: Sheree Scarborough

    6:00pm - Jul 24, 2014
    The History Museum's sister organization, the O. Winston Link Museum will host Sheree Scarborough who will be speaking on her book, "African American Railroad Workers of Roanoke".

    Reception: 6pm
    Talk: 7pm

  • Me at the Museum

    10:00am - Jul 25, 2014
    Bring your toddlers in this Friday for a story, snack, and craft about Native American heritage! Free for family-membership holders. $3.00 for non-members

  • Lunch Box Lecture: Nancy Dye

    12:00pm - Aug 7, 2014
    Nancy Dye, a retired physician, will give a presentation on Mill Mountain, emphasizing the need to preserve the unique roadway. The road recently was listed as an endangered site by the Preservation Foundation of Roanoke Valley and Preservation Virginia.