Mar 22, 2013
Our bimonthly newsletter is changing to a quarterly newsletter. In addition, we will be starting a monthly e-newsletter. If you would like to receive our e-newsletter, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org with "newsletter" in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!
Jan 30, 2013
The History Museum of Western Virginia is closed to the general public until May 18, 2013.
Aug 17, 2012
The Historical Society of Western Virginia, in concert with the History Museum of Western Virginia and the O. Winston Link Museum, is hosting Hard Hat Tours of the new renovations going on at Center in the Square in downtown Roanoke. more>>
Feb 03, 2012
MIGRATION AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY Keeping in step with the Renovation of Center in the Square, The History Museum of Western Virginia has embarked on a Capital Campaign that will transform the Museum into a modern educational experience drawing people into an exploration of the past. Our $1.5 million capital campaign will completely transform how our audience encounters the history of southwestern Virginia. A... more>>
7:00pm - May 28, 2013
Jeff Nichols, the new president and CEO of Thomas jefferson's Poplar Forest.
12:00pm - Jun 4, 2013
Lacy Ward, Jr., a recognized leader in heritage tourism and directory of the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville will lecture on the importance of Black History for our first lunch box lecture. The Moton Museum honors the role that Prince Edward County played in ending racial segregation in America's public schools.
All Lunch Box Lectures are located at Center on Church, 20 E. Church Ave, Roanoke, VA 24011. Lectures are $10 for members of the History Museum of Western Virginia and $15 for nonmembers.
Cost includes lunch and lecture.
Jun 7, 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. Join us for the opening reception to learn more.
7:00pm - Jun 25, 2013
Bill Wooldridge, author of Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War, will talk about Virginia's early maps in a PowerPoint presentation
8:30am - Jul 9 - Jul 11, 2013
The Antebellum Girls Camp makes the past come alive in this three-day summer day camp. Participants will learn what life was like for a southern lady. Activities will include fan etiquette, sewing, dancing, painting, food preparation, and much more. Registration required.
8:30am - Jul 16 - Jul 18, 2013
In the History Museum of Western Virginia's Civil War Soldier Camp, kids take a trip back in time with this three-day summer day camp. Campers will learn what life was like for a soldier during the Civil War. Activities will include drilling, craft projects, Civil War food, photography, nineteenth-century games, and much more. Registration required.
8:30am - Jul 24, 2013
Campers will dig deeper into Virginia's past and learn that it is not what you find, but what you find out. Learn excavation and cleaning techniques, work in a mock dig, and participate in a variety of fun archaeology related activities and crafts. Registration required.