~ A Rental Facility for Gatherings/Meetings
"Victorian" refers roughly to the period of time between 1850 and 1900,
when Queen Victoria reigned over the British Empire. Because of its many
colonies, English rule extended around the globe, giving rise to the
saying that the sun never sat on the British Empire. The word
"Parlor" comes from the French word "parler", which means to speak.
As the Twentieth Century
progressed and the way of life became more relaxed and less
formal, the parlor gradually disappeared from American homes.
The Southwest Virginia Museum's
Victorian Parlor is available for rent Monday- Thursday from
8:00 am - 10 pm; Friday from 4:00 - 10:00 pm; Saturday from 10:00
am-10:00 pm; and Sunday from 1:00-10:00 pm. The Victorian Parlor
is available for seminars, meeting, small banquets, reunions,
and small receptions. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00
am-5:00 pm. We suggest that you or someone in your party view
the facilities before renting. The facility should be rented
as far in advance as possible of the scheduled event. The Victorian
Parlor may be reserved 6 months in advance. Certain additional
rooms are not available during regular business hours.