• Open Position - Contract Educator

    Jan 29, 2015
    The Contract Educator provides programming, both In-Museum presentations and Outreach into schools, that reinforces Virginia Standards of Learning in History and Social Studies. more>>

  • 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

  • Administrative Hours

    Dec 12, 2014
    The History Museum of Western Virginia Administrative Offices are open Monday through Friday 9am - 5pm. If you need assistance Saturday or Sunday please call the History Museum Gift Shop at (540) 342- 5777. Gift Shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 1pm - 5pm, unless noted.

  • Closed on Mondays

    Sep 24, 2014
    The History Museum will be closed on Mondays October through April. The museum will still be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 to 5 and on Sundays from 1 to 5.


  • 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.