Welcome to the website of the Harrison Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC). We are an educational and cultural institution committed to promoting, showcasing, and celebrating the art and history of African Americans for Roanoke Valley citizens and visitors. Our purpose is to cultivate awareness and appreciation of the significant contributions of people of African descent.
Memorabilia, photographs, and objects relating to the African-American experience in the Roanoke Valley form an extensive portion of the Harrison Museum Permanent Collection. Oral stories and recollections as told by elders highlight the culture and significance of the valley’s black communities. These oral histories enhance the materials found in the museum’s archives. In addition, African and contemporary art are an integral part of the permanent collection. The annual Henry Street Heritage Festival is sponsored by Harrison Museum in the month of September to recognize and celebrate the rich culture and heritage of people of African descent.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 5 pm
Adult – $7
Children ages 5 to 17 – $4.75
Children ages 4 and under – Free
For information, please call: 540-857-4395 or email: email@example.com