The Historical Society of Western Virginia and the History Museum of Western Virginia Move Back to Center and the Square
The Historical Society of Western Virginia and the History Museum of Western Virginia are pleased to announce that after a year and a half at our temporary location we will move our offices back to Center in the Square on Monday, January 14 and Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
The Historical Society will have a new home in the former the offices of the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge on the first floor of Center on Church, which is located at 20 Church Avenue, SE, Roanoke VA 24011.
The History Museum officially closed its doors to the public this week and began the arduous task of packing for the big move! The Museum will reopen its doors to the public on May 18, 2013. At that time, we will have new exhibit galleries on both the 2nd and 3rd floors of Center in the Square. We will also open a brand-new, expanded gift shop on the 2nd floor. We are very excited about all of the changes!
In the meantime, the History Museum will continue to provide educational outreach in schools and with our lectures series, our online gift shop, and special events. History is Served, our annual luncheon, silent auction, and guest speaker, will be held at the Hotel Roanoke on Sunday, February 17, 2013. For more information, please call 540.342.5770, or visit our website www.vahistorymuseum.org.
About the History Museum of Western Virginia
The History Museum of Western Virginia is the oldest museum within the Historical Society of Western Virginia’s operations. The collections of the History Museum include “A Crossroads of History,” which interpret southwestern Virginia’s heritage through artifacts that span the whole of peoples’ known experience throughout the region. A full schedule of rotating exhibits and programs allows the Museum to focus on a variety of people, industries and events that have influenced the development of western Virginia.