In celebration of Black History Month, New River Community College and the college's Black History Committee will sponsor a guest speaker and music program on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 3 p.m. The event will be held in 117 Edwards Hall at NRCC in Dublin. Admission is free.
Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery will host a panel discussion on slavery in Appalachia on Friday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Radford City Council Chambers, adjacent to the mansion location.
The New River Community College Educational Foundation will host a reading of “The Whartons’ War: The Civil War Correspondence of General Gabriel C. Wharton and Anne Radford Wharton, 1863-1865” on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. at New River Community College in Dublin. The event will take plac…
After some extensive research in addition to several helpful tips from the public, some light has been shed on Booker T. Washington National Monument’s biggest mysteries.
Historic recognition was given to the Gainsboro Branch Library, Roanoke's Colony House Motor Lodge, Franklin County's Ferrum, Craig County's Gravel Hill Christian Church and Lexington's Boude-Deaver House.
Workers at the Wilderness Road Regional Museum have completed an extensive restoration of a log cabin loom house just in time for the annual Newbern Fall Festival this weekend.
Signage requests were approved.
In late July, Randy DeHart sent a copy of the Friends of Roberson Mill newsletter to The Roanoke Times New River Valley team. We received this communique, he wrote via email, thanks to our previous publication of a story about the mill and the efforts underway to save it: “Timmy’s Dream: Res…
The Montgomery Museum of Art and History’s Heritage Day Festival is back, bigger and better than ever before! The event will take place in downtown Christiansburg on East Main Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20.
The Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County Branch of the NAACP has organized the NRV Black History Collection of books and pamphlets, to make local African American history more accessible to the community by providing resources to local museums. The public, students and community group…
Michael Hudson is the new director of the Smithfield-Preston Foundation, operator of William Preston’s Smithfield in Blacksburg, according to a news release from the organization.
The Calfee Community & Cultural Center has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s Commonwealth History Fund, according to a news release from the Pulaski organization.
Working with Montreal artist Jean-Louis Rheault, Pulaski County Tourism has created our first-ever cartographic map to creatively and strategically highlight an array of visitor and outdoor attractions.
Radford’s Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery has received $5,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation to help market the 2022 Mary Draper Ingles Festival, taking place this year from July 29-31. The organization is one of 259 local and regional tourism marketing programs across the state…
For many, Peak Creek is a ubiquitous part of the Pulaski County landscape that may or may not draw attention. For artists L.S. King and Ken Smith, Peak Creek is a source of inspiration and beauty, and one that is the focus of their new exhibit “Peak Creek: Two Views” at the Fine Arts Center …
The Pulaski County Courthouse Exhibits Committee and the Pulaski County Board of Supervisors proudly present a new historic exhibit, “Remembering the Sacrifices for Freedom.” The exhibit, located on the third floor of the Old Pulaski County Courthouse, will feature donated items from veteran…
The hunter and his buddy were keeping an eye out for deer in the Nobusineess Creek sliver of Giles County when the first man saw something that startled him a little bit. That in itself was surprising. Typically he wasn’t the kind of man put off by the unexpected.
The Rev. David A. MacQueen identified two categories of the wealthy. The disappointing ones were the disengaged “idle rich” as he labeled them with the longstanding pejorative.
Anne Judkins Campbell and Debbie Sherman-Lee have been honored for their outstanding community service to a variety of organizations by the Alleghany Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The presentation was made by Karen Spicer Finch, Regent of Allegh…
Rena Worthen is one of a legion who believes the lives of all people who ever lived must be remembered, that If they took one breath in this world it should be recorded.
On April 9, a group of engineering students from Virginia Tech participating with The Big Event, the school’s day of service to the community, gave of their time to help the Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery. While at Glencoe the students helped with the monumental task of cleaning the e…
Born in Saltville, Texas Gladden of western Roanoke County was considered a folk singer of the highest stature.
Dark clouds forming; distant thunder sounding; a chilly breeze — a somber backdrop influenced the choice of topics for this week’s submission. Thus a sad story is at hand.
“Mosaic” is a cliché often applied to the craft of storytelling, the correspondence between the two, roughly speaking, said to be elements of a tale fitting together to form a fluid narrative in similar manner to the tiles of a mosaic joining harmoniously to fashion a pleasing picture.
The Montgomery Museum of Art & History, which opened its doors to the public in 1989, has closed its Pepper Street location to give way to a new chapter. April 7 was the last day the museum was open to the general public at the Christiansburg site that has housed the museum for 33 years.
Before bidding farewell to Samuel Aldrich Crozer, one of Roanoke’s pioneering industrial magnates, some final keystrokes remain to be applied to that chapter of his biography and the accompanying history of his enterprises in this part of the world.
Much like an individual who experienced an alarming failure of rappelling gear, we were left dangling not long ago in efforts to write a final chapter on the long defunct Shank Foundry that once did business in the shadow of Roanoke’s St. Andrew’s Catholic Church.