Arts & Museums
Harrison Museum of African American Culture
523 Harrison Avenue Northwest
Roanoke, Virginia 24016
Occupying the first floor of the former Harrison School, the first public high school for African American students in Southwest Virginia, which was built in 1916 and is listed in the Virginia Historic Landmark Register and the National Historic Landmark Register, this museum preserves and interprets the achievements of African Americans, specifically in Southwestern Virginia. The annual Henry Street Heritage Festival held the fourth weekend of September.