The 1937 Flood: 80 Years Later

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Emily Roush

This January marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 Flood where the Ohio River flooded causing massive damage across multiple states.  This exhibit features photos newspapers, scrapbooks, and more to give visitors an idea of what the area was like before the waters receded.   Click Here to Read More

Celebrating Black History Month

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Emily Roush

Now on display on the Main Floor “Celebrating Black History Month”, highlights Ashland’s rich African American culture and history.   Click Here to Read More

Celebrating Black History Month: Gospel Night

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Emily Roush

Please join the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center for our Black History Month celebration.  The annual Gospel Night hosted by the museum and Ashland Community and Technical College will be held on February 16 from 6pm to 8pm. Click Here to Read More

Upcoming Sports Exhibit

Posted on December 28, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum is seeking artifacts related to regional sports history to be used in a future exhibit.  Items can include those relating to local sports teams, local schools, or sports stars from the area.  Items can be donated to the museum or placed on a temporary loan basis.  Click Here to Read More

Dancing with Our Stars 2017 Cast Announcement

Posted on December 14, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited to announce the fourth annual Dancing with Our Stars scheduled for February 4, 2017 at the Boyd County Community Center. Dancing with Our Stars features local celebrities partnered with professional dancers competing for $1 votes to win the famous Mirror Ball Trophy. Click Here to Read More

Snapshot: A History of Photography

Posted on October 27, 2016 by Emily Roush

Stop by the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center to view the latest exhibit located on the Main Floor, “Snapshot: A History of Photography.”  Using items from our collections, “Snapshot” chronicles the rich history of photography from the from earliest daguerreotypes  to the digital cameras of the 21st Century.   Click Here to Read More

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

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

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

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