The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation hosts a series of free casual events called the Preservation Pub Talk!

Since September 2016, the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation has hosted a series of short talks in bars and restaurants around the Roanoke Valley with discussions focused on current historic preservation issues impacting our community.

Admission is FREE but the beer is on you! 

Come join us for drinks and conversation at our next Preservation Pub Talk!   

Upcoming Preservation Pub Talk

You can also follow and like RVPF’s ‘Upcoming Events’ Facebook page for additional information on scheduled activities and events!

Past Preservation Pub Talks

Past Preservation Pub Talk discussions have been on topics such as:

    • “Keeping Preservation Real: Preserving Authentic Communities As Well As Buildings”, with Restoration Housing LLC Executive Director Isabel Thornton.  Held at Taaza Restaurant in the Grandin Village, we had a provocative and relevant conversation about how the use of the space by people, past and present, can often be as valuable as the historic building itself.
    • “Taking It To The Streets – Making History Relevant,” with Stephen Warrenn, president of the Board of Trustees for the Historical Society and History Museum of Western Virginia led the discussion at Billy’s Restaurant  in downtown Roanoke.
    • “Roanoke Before It Was Roanoke”, with Alison Blanton, prior President of the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation at Fork in the Alley restaurant in South Roanoke spoke about the early days of Roanoke when it was known as ‘Big Lick’.

If you have an idea for a Preservation Pub Talk, contact us at [email protected] and let us know for if your idea is used, RVPF will buy you a drink at the event.



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