Frank and Margaret Adkins Aviation Exhibit

Posted on August 22, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Frank and Margaret Adkins Aviation Exhibit has been renovated and reopened!

Come to the Discovery Center and check out a Smyth Sidewinder plane built in 1990 by Marvin Warner in his Russell, KY home. Also on display is a model of the quadruplane flown by Matthew Bacon Sellers in 1908. Click Here to Read More

2014 Ashland Christmas Ornaments

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Emily Roush

The 2014 Ashland Breakfast Kiwanis Club Christmas ornaments have arrived!

This year’s ornament featuring AK Steel is now on sale in our gift shop. We also have limited quantities of past ornaments including Summer Motion, Central Park, and the Bluegrass Restaurant. Click Here to Read More

Attic Sale

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is now accepting donations for our annual Attic Sale to be held September 19th and 20th. We are looking for a range of pieces including books and home items. However, we cannot accept clothing. Donations can be dropped off during regular museum hours

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Joyce Williams Art Exhibit

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Emily Roush

Coming Soon to the Main Floor!

The Joyce Williams Art Exhibit

Joyce Williams’ original watercolor paintings will be on display starting September 4 in the Main Hall. Williams, an Ashland native and nationally renowned artist, had  solo exhibitions from Maine to Alaska and sold over 1000 works of art during her prolific career.  She was also the former director of the Hudson Valley Art Association and received lifetime status in the American Watercolor Society.  Before her death, she donated a portion of her collection to the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center for display, sale, and as part of the museum’s permanent collection. Click Here to Read More


The Great Depression: Looking Back 85 Years

Posted on August 16, 2014 by Christy Martin

Located in the Mezzanine, “The Great Depression: Looking Back 85 Years” revisits one of the darkest times in the nation’s history.  This exhibit features the fashion, entertainment, and home life during the Great Depression and includes many photographs and newspaper clippings of Ashland in the 1920s and 1930s. Click Here to Read More

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D-Day: 70 Years Later

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Christy Martin

D-Day: 70 Years Later is an exhibit that commemorates the milestone anniversary of the invasion of Axis Europe by the Allies in June 1944. The exhibit, featuring various photos from both home and abroad, shares the story of some of the men and women from the Ashland area that took part in the conflict. Click Here to Read More

Dancing with our Stars Winners!

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Christy Martin

Videos of the wonderful “Dancing With Our Stars” performance are now on sale at the museum. Get a copy of your own for only $20. Please contact Carol at 329-8888 if you are interested in purchasing a copy.

The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center genuinely thanks the community for the tremendous successful first Dancing With Our Stars. Click Here to Read More


Esther Price Candy!

Posted on January 18, 2013 by Christy Martin

esther-price-candies-21300523 Our gift shop now has Esther Price Candy.

Show you loved ones how much you care with a box of delicious Esther Price candy. Also featured in our gift shop is hand blown glass jewelry, KY souvenirs, hemp bracelets, owl jewelry, and  mustache rings. Click Here to Read More


Early Kentucky

Posted on December 5, 2012 by bob

Early Kentucky highlights Native American cultures and the first white explorers to enter the Kentucky landscape.

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