HomeTown Teams: Schedule of Events

Posted on April 12, 2018 by Tia Rumbaugh

Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is proud to host a variety of day and evening events as part of the Smithsonian Travelling Exhibit: Hometown Teams – How Sports Shape America which is open now through May 19th. The next few weeks offer exceptional opportunities to meet and greet with sports legends who are also local and active members in the Ashland, KY community. Click Here to Read More

“Sports Tales” w/ Jim Host, K. K. Coleman, Vanhoose & Rupert

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Tia Rumbaugh

Join Jim Host & Friends Friday, April 20th at 6PM at the Highlands Center for dinner and an evening of “Sports Tales” – featuring King Kelly Coleman (KY’s 1st Mr. Basketball who scored 75 points in a single game), also JR Vanhoose (Mr. Click Here to Read More

Now Accepting Hometown Teams Tour Requests 4/14-5/19

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Tia Rumbaugh

Opening April 14th with extended operational hours through May 19th, Highlands is pleased to host Hometown Teams: “How Sports Shaped America” a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition. This once in a lifetime exhibit will features sports memorabilia from across our  nation, as well as exceptional pieces collected from local schools, colleges, athletes, and athletic organizations that exemplify the rich history of sports success and teamwork in our very own tri-state and the Ashland geo-metro area. Click Here to Read More

Highlands to Host Smithsonian Exhibit April 14th – May 19th

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Tia Rumbaugh

Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is proud to host the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit called “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” April 14th through May 19th, sponsored in part by Kings Daughters Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Smithsonian Institution, Kentucky Humanities Council, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, partnering with Boyd County Public Library and the Ashland YMCA. Click Here to Read More

Highlanders HeroCon 2018 Was a HUGE Success!

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Tia Rumbaugh

Highlanders HeroCon 2018 was a HUGE success! We saw a record crowd this year and had a blast with new gaming tournaments, lightsaber duels, and a DJ Darth Vader dance party epic ending to an epic day! Congratulations to the CosPlay contest winners and for all the patrons who came dressed in their fabulous costumes! Click Here to Read More

Dancing With Our Stars Update

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Tia Rumbaugh

Saturday Feb 3rd is Dancing With Our Stars – our largest fundraiser of the year! Held at the Boyd County Community Center (Located off the Cannonsburg Exit #185. GPS Directions: 15605 KY-180, Catlettsburg, KY 41129). Cocktail reception begins at 6pm, followed by dinner at 7pm, then the competitive dancing performance starts at 8pm. Click Here to Read More

Snow Day at Highlands Wednesday 1/17/18

Posted on January 16, 2018 by Tia Rumbaugh

Apologies! Due to snow, we will be closed Wednesday 1/17/18. We will re-open Thursday 1/18/18 at 10AM. Be safe and warm! Click Here to Read More

City of Ashland New Year’s Eve Party

Posted on December 27, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center will again be participating the the City of Ashland New Year’s Eve Party.  The Main Floor and Discovery Center will be open with free admission on Sunday, December 31 from 9pm to 11:55pm.  For more information about this event, call the museum at 606-329-8888. Click Here to Read More

A Century of Play: Toys from 1880 to 1980

Posted on December 27, 2017 by Emily Roush

Now on display on the Mezzanine level, “A Century of Play: Toys from 1880 to 1980” chronicles 100 years of popular toys and how children played with them.  This exhibit examines trends in toys and how technological advances changed the materials of which they were constructed.  Click Here to Read More

Sports Exhibit Call for Artifacts

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is currently working on two sports themed exhibits for Spring 2018.  We are looking for sports related memorabilia from the community to include.  If you are interested donating or loaning items for the exhibit, please contact curator Heather Whitman at 606-329-8888 or heather@highlandsmuseum.com. Click Here to Read More