Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Oct. 27 is first public meeting on downtown’s future.
Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke’s Department of Planning, Building, and Development is currently in the process of updating the Downtown Plan. Public meetings to gather input will be held on Oct. 27 and Nov. 28 at the City Market Building beginning at 6 p.m.
The department is looking for input and ideas from citizens to help update the vision for the downtown area for the next 20 years. The plan will seek to address the rise of downtown living and the importance of public spaces and amenities. It will also focus on successful small businesses, major employers, and other initiatives that help establish downtown Roanoke as a reg
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Three Roanoke museums will offer free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Ticket on Saturday, September 25. The Ticket is available for free and easily accessible. On that day, the History Museum of Western Virginia, O. Winston Link Museum, and the Virginia Museum of Transportation join the Smithsonian Institution in its celebration of culture and learning, for everyone.
The Museum Day Ticket can be found in this month’s Smithsonian magazine and online at Smithsonian.com where you can find a downloadable pass. Visitors who present the official pass get free admission for two people to one participating museum or cultural venue. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.
Museum Day 2010 is poised to be the largest to date, outdoing last year’s record-breaking event. Over 300,000 museum-goers and 1,300 venues in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico participated in Museum Day 2009.
“We have a good relationship with the Smithsonian Institution and are delighted to participate in the Smithsonian’s Museum Day program,” said Virginia Museum of Transportation executive director Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr. “We’re in the planning stage to improve our facility, our exhibits and our visitor experience, and we’re remarkably fortunate to be working with William L. Withuhn, curator emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. With over 25 years experience at the Smithsonian, he is considered the nation’s top transportation exhibition planner and developer.”
Posted By Valerie Garner
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