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Roanoke Public Library + Mayor Nelson Harris: Roanoke in the 1940s

Sunday, March 08, 2020

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Free and Open to All

You've GOT to mark your calendars for this one!

Roanoke Public Library Foundation will transform the Museum's atrium into 1940’s Roanoke with live music by Star City Swag, dancers, photo booths, free books and a scavenger hunt - so much fun for all ages!

All of these fun activities will center around the launch of former Roanoke Mayor Nelson Harris’ new book on the history of the Roanoke Valley during the 1940s - you’ll be transported back to that decade with an extensive and immersive lineup of activities centered around the era, a booming and dynamic time for our beloved city.

You'll get a firsthand look at photographs of your favorite Roanoke landmarks from Mayor Harris’ book, learn about your neighborhood in that decade, as well as the fashion, daily life, and significance of the era.

Whether you are a native to Roanoke or a transplant to the area, this event is sure to leave you feeling right at home.

To learn more about the Roanoke Public Libraries, visit their web site at

This pop-up is free and open to the public as part of Roanoke Arts POP!, a winter celebration of arts and culture in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Nearly two dozen organizations from the region will gather at the Taubman Museum of Art March 6-8 to share what makes them - and southwest Virginia - so culturally vibrant and fun. Don’t miss out!

Roanoke Arts POP! is generously supported by the Roanoke Cultural Endowment and Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge.