The mission of the Vinton Historical Society is to:
 Research and document items of    historical relevance.

· Preserve historical documents and artifacts for future generations.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 of Vinton.


Board of Directors:

President - Barbara Hargis

1st Vice President - Jan Dickens

2nd Vice President - Mattie Forbes

Secretary - Barbara Dillon

Treasurer - Doug Forbes


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Located in The Upson House on the corner of East Jackson Avenue and Maple Street in downtown Vinton, Virginia 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 - No 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!

Since the 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 DONATE!

We need 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 help? 

Kroger Community Rewards Program 

The Vinton 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 Historical Society.

If you need help registering your card, call Kroger Customer Service at 1-866-221-4141. 

Kroger Community Rewards® makes fund-raising easy...all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

Vinton Historical Society/Vinton History Museum
210 East Jackson Ave, Vinton, Virginia 24179 
P.O. Box 32, Vinton, Virginia 24179