The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation is excited to introduce our new series of events, the Preservation Pub Talks! Over the course of the year, we are hosting a series of short talks in bars and restaurants around the Roanoke Valley, focused on historic preservation issues impacting our community. Admission is free, so come join us for drinks and conversation!


Make sure to check back with us for updates on upcoming Talks as we add more throughout the year! In the meantime, enjoy these pictures from our first ever Pints for Preservation!


Our third Preservation Pub Talk will take place on Wednesday, June 14 at 6:00pm, at Billy’s in downtown Roanoke! Stephen Warren, president of the Board of Trustees of the Historical Society and History Museum of Western Virginia, will give a talk tilted “Taking it to the Streets – Making History Relevant.”

Check out our Facebook event page here!

We look forward to seeing you there!


Upcoming Pub Talks!

If you have an idea for a Pub Talk, let us know at And if your idea is used, we’ll buy your drinks for the night.


Past Pub Talks

Keeping Preservation Real: Preserving Authentic Communities as well as Buildings, with RVPF Board member and Executive Director of Restoration Housing, Isabel Thornton

Tuesday, February 21 at 7pm at Taaza in Southwest Roanoke


Lessons Learned from Greenfield, with DHR archaeologist Tom Klatka

Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7pm at the Town Center Tap House in Daleville