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Highlanders HeroCon

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited to present the second annual Highlanders HeroCon on Saturday, September 3 from 10 am to 7 pm.  This event will feature great vendors, special guests, card tournaments, question and answer sessions, children’s arts and crafts, and a costume contest with cash prizes. Click Here to Read More

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First Ladies: Election Year

Posted on July 29, 2016 by Emily Roush

The newest exhibit to the museum’s Mezzanine has arrived just in time for the presidential election season.  “First Ladies: Election Year” features line-by-line replicas of gowns worn by nine presidential First Ladies.  Click Here to Read More

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Annual Meeting Results

Posted on July 8, 2016 by Emily Roush

RESULTS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE HIGHLANDS MUSEUM & DISCOVERY CENTER Click Here to Read More

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Summer Arts and Crafts

Posted on June 25, 2016 by Emily Roush

Join the staff and volunteers at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center for arts and crafts for children on Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm.  The cost is included with paid admission to the museum and is free for members. Click Here to Read More

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Help Us Build an Exhibit-1937 Flood

Posted on June 11, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is planning an exhibit commemorating the anniversary of the 1937 flood and is seeking interviews with individuals who lived through this event. If you or someone you know remembers the flood and would like to share, please call curator Heather Akers at 606-329-8888 or email heather@highlandsmuseum.com. Click Here to Read More

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“Artsy Chair Affair”-Call for Sponsors

Posted on June 7, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center and the Paramount Arts Center are excited to partner on a unique fundraiser to benefit both organizations, “An Artsy Chair Affair.”  A talented group of professional artists and school art classes are decorating Adirondack chairs that will be on display at the museum and then auctioned at the Paramount on October 8. Click Here to Read More

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Pieces of Ashland

Posted on May 27, 2016 by Emily Roush

Learn about the history of Ashland  in the newest exhibit on the museum’s Main Floor, “Pieces of Ashland: Telling Our Story with Artifacts.”  Open now intermittently through August 24, it illustrates the rich history of Ashland through select artifacts from the museum’s collections as well as historical photographs from the city’s past.  Click Here to Read More

First Responder Summer Program

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Emily Roush

What does it take to be a firefighter, police officer, or EMT?  How do they use science to do their jobs?  Find out at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center’s First Responder Summer Program.  Kids will get a hands on glimpse of the training and skills necessary to be a first responder by learning from local police officers, firefighters, and EMTs at their training facility.   Click Here to Read More

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A Note in Time: The History of Music

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Emily Roush

Now on display, “A Note in Time: The History of Music” chronicles the evolution of music throughout history.  The exhibit takes an all-encompassing look at the different ways people have played and enjoyed music from ancient times to modern day.   Click Here to Read More

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9 to 5: The History of Occupations

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Emily Roush

New to the Mezzanine, “9 to 5: The History of Occupations” studies the history of jobs/careers.  After reading about the history of the division of labor, walk through this exhibit that puts the spotlight on the history of several specific jobs such as teacher, farmer, police officer.   Click Here to Read More