“Pink Out” presented by the King’s Daughters Health Foundation

Posted on October 18, 2017 by Emily Roush

Mark your calendars and join us for a relaxing evening of dinner and dancing at the King’s Daughters Health Foundation Fall Party!!

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Walking with the Past School Tours

Posted on October 5, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center will be presenting a special week of educational  programming geared toward middle and high schools students.   Walking with the Past school tours will take place October 18 through 20.  Click Here to Read More

Walking with the Past Public Tours

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center and the Friends of the Ashland Cemetery are excited to again present Walking with the Past.  This annual guided tour of the Ashland Cemetery will take place on Saturday, October 21 at 2pm and 4pm.  Click Here to Read More

In Black and White: A History of the Written Word

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Emily Roush

On display now through February 2018, “In Black andWhite: A History of the Written Word” discusses the history of the written word and communication from Egyptian Hieroglyphics to the Roman alphabet.  Artifacts featured in the exhibit include letters, a printing press, typewriters, postcards and more. Click Here to Read More

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is busy planning its 2017 holiday extravaganza for Ashland and the surrounding community.  We are continuing our Gingerbread House Competition continuing with the theme “Holidays at the Highlands”. Click Here to Read More

Building Ashland: An Industrial History

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Emily Roush

New to the museum’s Main Floor exhibit area, “Building Ashland: An Industrial History” tells the stories of the industries that established Ashland.  This exhibit encompasses the entirety of the city’s history, from its early beginning as Poage Settlement and later incorporation as “Ashland” in 1854 to today. Click Here to Read More

Kids Fest Sponsors

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Emily Roush

Thank you to everyone who attended the first ever Highlands Kids Fest over the weekend.  We had an amazing turnout, and it was truly a fun event for every member of the family.  The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center would like to thank McCulley, Eastham, and Associates for sponsoring the event.   Click Here to Read More

Around the House: A History of Domesticity

Posted on June 1, 2017 by Emily Roush

New to the Mezzanine level of the museum, “Around the House: A History of Domesticity” uses items from the museum’s collections to demonstrate the history of the household and the tasks necessary to keep it running.  Various cooking utensils, aprons, irons, and other items that assisted with work done around the house are on display.   Click Here to Read More

Highlands Center Now Open

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited to open Highlands Center, a newly renovated rental venue located on the fourth floor of the museum.  Click Here to Read More

Ashland Airport: Eastern Kentucky’s Forgotten Field

Posted on May 5, 2017 by Emily Roush

Be sure to stop by the museum to pick up a copy of the new book, Ashland Airport: Eastern Kentucky’s Forgotten Field by local author William E. Martin.  This book shares the rich, interesting history of the now closed Ashland Airport, a place that’s existence is unknown to many in the region.   Click Here to Read More