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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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Wiley Dew First Friday Contert

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Emily Roush

Be sure to stop by the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center on June 3, for a special First Friday Concert.  Wiley Dew will be performing a selection of Appalachian folk music beginning at 6pm.  The museum will be open for First Friday between 5pm and 8pm.   Click Here to Read More

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June 11 Downtown Walking Tour

Posted on May 13, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center and the Eastern Kentucky Military Historical Society, are pleased to present the third annual Ashland Downtown Walking Tour taking place on Saturday, June 11 from 9am to 12pm.  This year’s tour will feature sights and stories from varying periods of Ashland’s history, with a special emphasis on the 1950s and 1960s. 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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Victorian Tea

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center would like to thank the Friends of the Highlands for all their hard work for the 4th annual Victorian Tea.  We would also like to thank Corbie Stull for lending the beautiful clothes and emceeing the fashion show.   Click Here to Read More

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Keeping Warm: Coats, Quilts, and Coverlets

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Emily Roush

New to the Mezzanine, “Keeping Warm: Coats, Quilts, and Coverlets” focuses on the history of furs in the United States and fashion styles of coats through the decades.  An extensive historical collection of quilts is also on display.  The quilts along with the woven coverlets demonstrate the homemade crafts of quilting and weaving. 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

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Dancing with Our Stars Sponsors

Posted on February 9, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center would like to thank all the sponsors of Dancing with Our Stars 2016: Click Here to Read More

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Dancing with Our Stars Winners

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is thrilled to announce the winners of Dancing With Our Stars 2016: Click Here to Read More