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June 2019

Annual Grandparents Day

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Join us in honoring all grandparents on this very special day.  June 15, 2019 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM FREE ADMISSION for Grandparents; standard admission for all others. Vintage diesel train rides* ($3.00 with General admission) FREE from AARP: Gift for the first 250 kids and ice cream for everyone (while supplies last) FREE Face Painting and other special activities Roanoke Valley Model Engineers Open House The Virginia Museum of Transportation invites you to spend Saturday, June 15th with our…

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Star City Motor Madness After Party

June 29 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States
$5

Join VMT for the official Star City Motor Madness After Party! Featuring live music by Haus of Schmitt performing classic rock, food truck on site and more. $5 admission.  $3 for Kids 3-12.

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July 2019

Car-B-Que Summer Cruise In

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Virginia Museum of Transportation and Starr Hill Roanoke announce… Summer Cruise- In & Concert Car B Que July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Car B Que Fans enjoying Good music - Great Collection of Cars to view - Bring Yours and Get in FREE. Join with Roanoke’s Car Buffs on Friday July 26th at the Virginia Museum of Transportation for an evening of Good Food, Great Music, and Friendship.  Drivers of Classic Cars receive FREE admission, all others…

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August 2019

Car-B-Que Summer Cruise In

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

The Car-B-Que Summer Cruise In returns Friday, August 9th to VMT! Featuring live music by classic rock act, Flashback!  Plus craft brew options sponsored by Starr Hill Pilot Brewery and food truck on site. Museum entry included in your ticket price of just $5, kids 3-12 only $3 and FREE if you drive a classic car!  

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WOV Aviation Event

August 24
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

This event was formerly scheduled for August 24, 2019, however it has been postponed. We have decided to wait until spring in order to hold a joint event with other aviation related organizations and, therefore, bring you a much larger and fascinating experience with hands-on, interactive opportunities. Watch our website and Facebook for more details.

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September 2019

N&W Class J No. 611 To North Carolina Transportation Museum

September 19

  N&W No. 611 to Return to North Carolina Transportation Museum Famed 4-8-4 will be featured in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 events ROANOKE, Va. — After a successful  two-month  run at the Strasburg Rail Road, the Norfolk & Western Class J locomotive No. 611 will travel to Spencer N. C. to the North Carolina Transportation Museum  where the No. 611 will participate in special events including locomotive tours, “At the Throttle,” “Jump Seat Cab Rides,” and others this Fall…

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Big Lick Train Tug – Racin’ & Roddin’ Street Fest

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

The 3rd Annual Big Lick Train Tug - Racin' & Roddin' Street Fest! NEW FOR 2019: VMT's annual Racin' & Roddin' event will now coincide with the Tug along Norfolk Ave! The 3rd Annual Racin' & Roddin' event is a celebration of fast cars, mad driving skills, and bold personalities. See classic and modern racing automobiles -- from dragsters to NASCAR ™. ENJOY  live music by Jared Stout Band a craft beer garden and amazing street vendors with food, crafts and…

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National Drive Electric Week 2019

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us Sunday September 22 for  National Drive Electric Week 2019 General Motors and Tesla did not Invent the Electric Car! The Detroit Electric Car Company sold 13,000 electric cars from 1907 to 1939. Celebrate “National Drive Electric Week” and learn about the Detroit Electric car and GM’s first mass produced and purpose-designed electric vehicle of the modern era, the EV1; both on exhibit at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. (www.vmt.org) National Drive Week is Sponsored by the Following:      …

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October 2019

Virginia Museum of Transportation Celebrates World Space Week

October 4 @ 10:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm

World Space Week, October 4-10 annually, is the largest space event on Earth. More than 5,000 events in over 80 countries celebrated the theme “Space Unites the World” in 2018.  The 2019 theme is “The Moon:  Gateway to the Stars.” Come learn about: The Museum's 1958 Jupiter Missile exhibit Our Aviation gallery and the Oral History of Astronaut Leland Melvin. Leland, from Lynchburg, Virginia is the only person drafted into the National Football League to have flown in space. Leland…

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Railroading Merit Badge Day

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Virginia Museum of Transportation, 303 Norfolk Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016 United States

Event: Hands-on opportunity for all Scouts in the Great Valley District to spend the day at VMT with full access to the rail yard and museum activities. Earn the Railroading Merit Badge, tour historic equipment, visit an operating locomotive, and go for a short train ride. Lunch and a VMT patch are included. Space is limited on a first-come-first-served basis! Cost: Event fee is $25 per Scout and includes VMT admission, full Museum access, short train ride, knowledgeable instruction, lunch,…

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