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Summer Arts and Crafts

Posted on June 25, 2016 by Emily Roush

Join the staff and volunteers at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center for arts and crafts for children on Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm.  The cost is included with paid admission to the museum and is free for members. Click Here to Read More

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Home Garden Tour

Posted on June 15, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Friends of the Highlands are excited to present the Home Garden Tour to benefit the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center.  This event will take place on Sunday, June 26 from 1pm to 6pm.  The tour will highlight beautiful and unique gardens from nine residences and one business in the Ashland Area.  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”-Call for Artists

Posted on June 7, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center and the Paramount Arts Center are excited to partner on a unique fundraiser to benefit both organizations, “An Artsy Chair Affair.”  We are in inviting professional artists and school art classes to decorate one or more Adirondack Chairs to be on display at the museum along with art work of the artists’ own creations.   Click Here to Read More

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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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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