Rep. Bobby Scott is guest speaker at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Rep. Bobby Scott is guest speaker at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture

Wednesday evening Congressman Bobby Scott was the special guest speaker at the African-American Culture Leadership Reception at the Harrison Museum of African-American Culture in Center in the Square. Scott, 69, shared his life experiences as an African-American. “For African-Americans, in particular those in Virginia, there’s always been a struggle between ‘all men are created equal’ […]

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Roanoke’s History Museum 1858 Antebellum wedding dress endangered

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Roanoke's History Museum 1858 Antebellum wedding dress endangered

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) is proud to announce the 2016 Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. The program is designed to create awareness of the conservation needs of artifacts in the care of collecting institutions such as museums, historical societies, libraries, and archives throughout Virginia.   Below is the list of […]

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Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on voting rights, healthcare and educating the workforce

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on voting rights, healthcare and educating the workforce

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and 2017 gubernatorial candidate made a sweep thru Roanoke Sunday first attending the Metropolitan Community Church of the Blue Ridge in Southeast. MCC has held vigils for the 49 victims of the Orlando Florida shooting at the Pulse, a gay nightclub. Following a fundraiser Northam was keynote speaker at the Third […]

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Taubman Museum begins work on a special exhibition gallery

Friday, January 16, 2015

Taubman Museum begins work on a special exhibition gallery

Taubman Museum of Art to Complete Its Building with the Renovation of a 3,700 Square Foot Gallery Space Roanoke, Va. (January 16, 2015) – The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it will begin work immediately on a Special Exhibition Gallery.  The construction will complete a formerly unoccupied and unimproved space. Bill Hume, […]

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U.S. Senator Tim Kaine shows emotion at the Harrison Museum

Saturday, July 19, 2014

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine shows emotion at the Harrison Museum

Friday U.S. Senator Tim Kaine hit Roanoke early with five stops on his calendar. His fourth stop that evening was at a reception at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture in Center in the Square. At one point Kaine when talking about how he became aware of his own segregated life and paused as […]

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Taubman Museum raises $30,000 in Art of Golf Tournament

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Taubman Museum raises $30,000 in Art of Golf Tournament

The Taubman Museum of Art held its annual Art of Golf tournament on Friday,June 27, 2013 at Roanoke’s Ballyhack Golf Club. Over 35 local businesses and community members participated as sponsors, raising nearly $30,000 for thisfinal museum fundraiser of the fiscal year. Funds generated benefit the over sixteen thousand children and youth that annually participate […]

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Autographed Jimmy Buffett Guitar to be auctioned

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Autographed Jimmy Buffett Guitar to be auctioned

If you are a Jimmy Buffett fan this is a chance to own his guitar. You’ll have to travel a little but but it looks to be well worth the effort. Lewisburg, W.Va., July 2, 2014—Parrotheads won’t want to miss a chance to bid on this amazing item featured in Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s 20th Annual […]

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Virginia Museum of Transportation Emergency Services Tribute Day

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Virginia Museum of Transportation, Carilion Clinic Emergency Services and Med-Trans announce Emergency Services Tribute Day on Saturday, May 17 Sponsored by Carilion Clinic Emergency Services and Med-Trans, the day celebrates and honors Virginia’s EMS workers who provide essential lifesaving services in our communities. The event coincides with the start of the National EMS Week. Emergency Services […]

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Taubman Museum and RCPS present museum career day

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Taubman Museum and RCPS present museum career day

The Taubman Museum of Art and Roanoke City Public Schools are proud to present the third annual 555XXL museum career day. Through this successful partnership Roanoke City rising 6th graders are able to experience a behind-the-scenes look at how a museum operates, learn about career options, meet staff, and participate in an art project at […]

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Watch Roanoke’s steam engine – fire up the J 611 Video

Friday, June 28, 2013

Watch Roanoke's steam engine - fire up the J 611 Video

“We are pleased to say that we can Fire Up 611! But the time is now and it will take fans of the 611 around the world to stoke her fire,” says Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr., executive director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation. “Today we are kicking off the official Fire Up 611! Capital […]

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“An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia” exhibit opens Friday SLIDESHOW

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The History Museum of Western Virginia is showcasing the “Civil War in Virginia” exhibit in its entirety starting Saturday, June 8. It runs through June 1, 2014. The exhibition, presents paintings, photographs, prints, documents, weapons, uniforms, flags and other objects. There are two parts to the exhibit and the History Museum is the only Virginia […]

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Harrison Museum of African American Culture ribbon cutting PHOTOS

Friday, May 17, 2013

Harrison Museum of African American Culture ribbon cutting PHOTOS

Dignitaries and volunteers were among the 75  or so guests at the ribbon cutting Thursday for the 7000 square foot Harrison Museum of African American Culture now relocated to the Center in the Square. The Square will have its grand opening on Saturday May 18. With scissors in hand Mayor David Bowers said “We have […]

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