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Dining with the Past

Posted on September 24, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center and the Friends of the Ashland Cemetery are excited to present Dining with the Past. This annual walking tour of the Ashland Cemetery will take place on Saturday, October 8 from 4pm to 9pm. Tickets are $12 and are now on sale at the Highlands Museum. Click Here to Read More

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Cradle to the Grave

Posted on September 16, 2016 by Emily Roush

The new exhibit on the Mezzanine, “Cradle to the Grave”, looks at the historical aspects of the milestones of life.  Learn about early childbirth methods, the evolution of “childhood”, arranged marriages, and Victorian mourning traditions.  “Cradle to the Grave” includes an array of artifacts from our collections includding a wedding gown, a dollhouse, and family bibles.   Click Here to Read More

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Decorators’ Showcase 2016

Posted on August 25, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited to present the highly anticipated Decorators’ Showcase 2016.  In the past, Decorators’ Showcase was a hallmark of the Highlands Museum’s events calendar, and staff and volunteers are thrilled to bring this event back after a long hiatus.   Click Here to Read More

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Highlanders HeroCon

Posted on August 19, 2016 by Emily Roush

Highlanders HeroCon was success for the Highlands Museum.  Thank you to all those who attended.

The museum would also like to thank our sponsors: 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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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

Posted on June 7, 2016 by Emily Roush

 

The Artsy Chair Affair co-sponsored by the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center and the Paramount Arts Center promises to be a huge success for the entire community.  Artists and students in the area have creatively decorated beautiful Adirondack Chairs to be auctioned off live at an event scheduled for Saturday, October 8 at 7:30pm at the Paramount Arts Center.  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