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On Saturday, September 25, 1999, the Harrison Museum of African American Culture will present its Tenth Annual "Henry Street Heritage Festival" from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Elm Wood Park, downtown Roanoke, Virginia. The "Henry Street Heritage Festival" is an annual event showcasing the diverse heritage and culture of African Americans through the presentation of performing and visual arts and Children's activities; and the sale of ethnic and traditional foods and Afrocentric gifts, apparel, jewelry and crafts. Additionally, volunteers and staff from nonprofit organizations will share valuable health, membership and cultural information with festival attendees. Many volunteers are needed to staff the activities and program areas. Sponsorship participation is also available and welcomed. To become a part of this momentous occasion, please call (540)345-4818 for more information. Harrison Museum of African American Culture was founded in 1985, its mission is "to research, preserve, and interpret the achievements of African Americans, specifically in Western Virginia, and to provide an opportunity for all citizens to come together in appreciation, enjoyment and greater knowledge of African American Culture". Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Harrison Museum of African American Culture is located at 523 Harrison Avenue, NW (ground floor) and features a Museum Store and Gift Shop. For additional information call (540)345-4818. # ##  

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