Exhibits

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National Quilt Month Celebration

Posted on January 28, 2016 by Emily Roush

In honor of National Quilt Month, the Highlands Museum will present the exhibit “Quilts From the Community” featuring quilts from the  museum’s collections and our community.  This includes Elizabeth Roseberry Mitchell’s Graveyard Quilt.  The exhibit will run March-April. Click Here to Read More

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Collecting: A History

Posted on January 16, 2016 by Emily Roush

What is a collection, and why do people collect certain objects?   The goal of “Collecting: A History”, a new exhibit on the museum’s Main Floor, is to answer these questions.  This exhibit features collections that individuals have donated to the museum including postcards, dolls, and military figurines. Click Here to Read More

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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

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The Underground Railroad: Kentucky and the Ohio River

Posted on January 7, 2016 by Emily Roush

The newest exhibit on the museum’s Main Floor is “The Underground Railroad: Kentucky and the Ohio River.”  Although few artifacts relating to the Underground Railroad still exist, personal stories and legends abound.  Kentucky and the Ohio River were both key to the Underground Railroad as they were the last stop to the freedom of the North.   Click Here to Read More

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Bundle Up: A History of Coats and Quilts

Posted on January 7, 2016 by Emily Roush

How have people kept warm during the past?  Now on display on the Main Floor, “Bundle Up: A History of Coats and Quilts” features 100 years of coats from the museum’s collections.  Coats, cloaks, capes, jackets, and furs in the exhibit range from the 1870s to 1970s, illustrate how styles have evolved over time.   Click Here to Read More

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Help Us Build an Exhibit!

Posted on January 6, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center will create a basketball themed exhibit just in time for March Madness.  The museum is seeking items/memorabilia related to basketball. Click Here to Read More

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Black and White: A Historical Study of Two Colors

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Emily Roush

Now open on the Mezzanine, “Black” and “White” are two exhibits that examine the historical, cultural, and artistic history of the colors black and white.  Each exhibit features artifacts from the collections that are limited to these two colors.  Included in this exhibit are wedding dresses, mourning wear, personal artifacts, furniture, and clothing.   Click Here to Read More

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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

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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

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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