The 26th Annual Henry Street Heritage Festival



Dessert Bake-off Contest 2015



Harrison Museum of African American Culture is pleased to announce that the Dessert Contest will be one of the events at the Henry Street Festival.

There is no entry fee; and the first 10 applications received at the Harrison Museum administrative office will be participating in the Dessert Contest.

Applications are available below and applicants accepted will be notified by mail.  All applications must be received in the office by September 10, 2015.

The winner of the contest will be judged by the public’s vote and by two chefs from the Roanoke Valley.   There will be three winners – first place will receive $100, second place will receive $75 and third place will receive $50.  If you have questions, please phone the Museum office at 540-857-4395.

The event will begin at 11:30 am on September 19, 2015 – the day of the Henry Street Festival.

Dessert Entry Application

Purchase Tickets for Henry Street Heritage Festival


Purchase advance Adult ticket for $20 plus processing fees for this year’s Festival. Youth tickets may only be purchased the day of the festival.

Purchase Advance Adult Tickets

5th Annual Sunday Jazz Brunch



Featuring Music By:


Silent Auction

jazz-brunchSilent Auction Features Artwork by Alonzo Hubbard, artist of Roanoke states, “My art is simply a tangible expression of how I process information relative to how I view life and my life situations. It is an expression of love, beauty, order and peace; the primary ingredient of our existence. My art incorporates a kaleidoscope of colors to express diversity in oneness. My art appeals to the heart, the spiritual self, the higher consciousness that is one in the universal consciousness and makes one feel a universal love and peace rather than a fabricated love that is fleeting and illusionary at best.”

Cover Art: “Intermission” by Alonzo Hubbard



Exhibit: IndiVisible – A Premier Showing for Virginia! – July 25, 2015


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Comanche family early 1900s, courtesy Sam De Venney.


Comanche family, early 1900s

Here is a family from the Comanche Nation located in southwestern Oklahoma. The elder man in Comanche traditional clothing is Ta-Ten-e-quer. His wife, Ta-Tat-ty, also wears Comanche clothing. Their niece (center) is Wife-per, also known as Frances E. Wright. Her father was a Buffalo Soldier (an African American cavalryman) who deserted and married into the Comanches. Henry (center left) and Lorenzano (center right) are the sons of Frances, who married an African American man.

Courtesy Sam DeVenney

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