The mission of the Vinton Historical Society is to:
· Research and document items of
· Preserve historical documents
and artifacts for future generations.
· Promote educational
opportunities for the community.
· Partner with the Town of Vinton
and the County of Roanoke to provide a museum worthy of the citizens
Board of Directors:
President - Barbara
1st Vice President - Jan
2nd Vice President -
Secretary - Barbara
Treasurer - Doug Forbes
Located in The Upson House on
the corner of East Jackson Avenue and Maple Street in downtown Vinton,
the Vinton Museum celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2014. The
History Museum has acquired over 4,000 artifacts for display and
preservation and serves over 1,000 visitors annually including school
groups, retirement communities and individuals. In addition to
displays the Museum preserves heritage by maintaining Vinton and Family
History archives that document weddings, deaths, military service,
churches, clubs and organizations, businesses, prominent buildings,
homes, and cemeteries in the community.
The Vinton History Museum
is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
or you may make an appointment by calling 540-342-8634 -
Admission, but donations are welcome.
Operated by the Vinton Historical Society - The Vinton History Society
is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Membership in the
Vinton Historical Society can be a rewarding experience. Not only do
members contribute to the preservation of history, but derive
satisfaction and pleasure in the process. Invite a friend to join
today! CLICK HERE TO JOIN!
historical society is a non-profit organization, fund raising events are
a key element to it's existence. The Historical Society sponsors
projects each year to raise funds for the operation of the museum.
Encourage others to join the effort and make a donation!
CLICK HERE TO
your help. The
Vinton Historical Society is currently accepting donations for a capital
campaign to raise funds to enlarge the museum and make improvements to
the existing structure.
Click here for more information >
Another key element
is our members. The members are the backbone of the historical society,
without which there would be no museum. The historical society is
always in need of volunteers who want to work towards the preservation
of our irreplaceable past. Can you spare one hour or more a week to
CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER!
Kroger Community Rewards Program
Historical Society has been accepted into the Kroger Community
Rewards Program and will be eligible for a donation from Kroger
based on customer spending. To have your spending counted for the
museum, please register your Kroger Plus card online at
www.krogercommunityrewards.com . We are registered as the Vinton
If you need help registering your card, call Kroger Customer Service
Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is
shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!
Society/Vinton History Museum
210 East Jackson Ave, Vinton,
P.O. Box 32, Vinton, Virginia 24179