"Crossroads ofHistory" spans 25,000 years from Paleo-Native American to mid 20th century and prominently features the Wilderness Road era. Collections include a wagon jack, farm implements, weapons, arts, documents and household goods illustrating life, commerce and conflict along the road.
History Museum of Western Virginia Today
The History Museum's permanent exhibit, "The Roanoke Valley, A Crossroads of History," uses a wide variety of artifacts, furniture, clothing, and decorative arts to chronicle life in the region from prehistoric times through World War II. The Theatre History Gallery features costumes, pictures and memorabilia from Roanoke's most beloved stage and screen theatres, past and present. The Museum is home to the new Watts Library containing a vast collection of books, photographs, letters and manuscripts. Visit our website to view our digital collections. Museum Hours: Tu-Fri 10-4, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. Library by appointment.