Exhibits

Now Accepting Hometown Teams Tour Requests 4/14-5/19

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Tia Rumbaugh

Opening April 14th with extended operational hours through May 19th, Highlands is pleased to host Hometown Teams: “How Sports Shaped America” a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition. This once in a lifetime exhibit will features sports memorabilia from across our  nation, as well as exceptional pieces collected from local schools, colleges, athletes, and athletic organizations that exemplify the rich history of sports success and teamwork in our very own tri-state and the Ashland geo-metro area. Click Here to Read More

A Century of Play: Toys from 1880 to 1980

Posted on December 27, 2017 by Emily Roush

Now on display on the Mezzanine level, “A Century of Play: Toys from 1880 to 1980” chronicles 100 years of popular toys and how children played with them.  This exhibit examines trends in toys and how technological advances changed the materials of which they were constructed.  Click Here to Read More

Sports Exhibit Call for Artifacts

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is currently working on two sports themed exhibits for Spring 2018.  We are looking for sports related memorabilia from the community to include.  If you are interested donating or loaning items for the exhibit, please contact curator Heather Whitman at 606-329-8888 or heather@highlandsmuseum.com. Click Here to Read More

The 60’s & 70’s: Stable to Radical

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Emily Roush

The newest exhibit to the museum’s Mezzanine level, “The 60’s & 70’s: Stable to Radical”, uses vintage clothing from the museum’s collections to show the extreme change in American culture over the course of two decades.  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

WWI: Reflecting Back a Century Later

Posted on January 16, 2016 by Emily Roush

New to the Mezzanine’s military gallery, “WWI: Reflecting Back a Century Later” discusses America’s involvement in World War I.  Items on display in this exhibit were used by local veterans during the war. Click Here to Read More

Booker T. Washington School

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is looking for artifacts and photos related to the Booker T. Washington School that once stood on Central Avenue.  Items will be used in a future exhibit and can either be donated or loaned. Click Here to Read More

Now Open: Space Science Hall

Posted on November 7, 2014 by Emily Roush

Highlands Museum & Discovery Center to Open New Exhibition Hall

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center has opened a new space science exhibition hall. Located in the Discovery Center, it houses the new exhibit “Satellites, Aerospace & the Bluegrass State.” Click Here to Read More

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! 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. Click Here to Read More