DON PULLEN: Arts Exhibit Reception & Tribute








Jefferson Center and the Harrison Museum of African American Culture are proud to announce two very special events celebrating one of the most extraordinary and innovative jazz pianists and composers of the 20th century, Roanoke’s native son Don Pullen.

Friday, December 16th at 5:30pm (Light refreshments & cash bar)

Another Reason to Celebrate: The Life & Music of Don Pullen

Saturday, January 14th at 8:00pm

Click on the dates above for more information.

Dred & Harriett Scott – Author Talk & Book Signing – 10/1/2011

Dred Scott - Author Signing

Dred Scott - Author Signing - 10/1/2011 (click to enlarge)

The Roanoke Library of Virginia and the Harrison Museum of African American Culture are collaborating with others to co-sponsor on October 1, 2011, the Dred and Harriett Scott Book: A Case Study in Finding Missing Links author’s signing by Library of Congress Featured Author, Ruth Ann Hager.


The 22nd Henry Street Heritage Festival



22nd Annual Henry Street Heritage Festival
Saturday September 17, 2011
Elmwood Park
11:30 am to 10 pm

“Rhythms of a Village”

Come and enjoy a celebration of African American heritage (traditions, food, merchandise, and entertainment), and reunite with family and friends as you explore the Rhythms of a Village:

  • Merchant Village
  • Food Village
  • 411 – Community Information Village
  • Health Village
  • Children’s Village

This year’s festival has two new events: Roanoke’s Got Talent and the HSHF Sweet Potato Pie Bake-off. Think you know talent? Do you have discriminating taste buds? Both events will have audience participation in the Final Judging!

The festival line up:

  • Rhythmic Expressions
  • Gospel Inspiration
  • Sweet Potato Pie Bake Off
  • Roanoke’s Got Talent
  • Mid-Day Concert Series
  • VIBE 100 Concert Series

Come enjoy the Rhythms of 80′s chart topping recording artist LAKESIDE as they take you on a “Fantastic Voyage!” LAKESIDE and other National Recording Artists will be part of the evening concert program.


The Henry Street Heritage Festival (HSHF) is the signature fundraising event for the Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Inc., a non-profit organization (501(c)3). Proceeds from the festival benefit the museum’s operating funds.

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