Temporary Exhibits


The Great Depression: Looking Back 85 Years

Posted on August 16, 2014 by Christy Martin

Located in the Mezzanine, “The Great Depression: Looking Back 85 Years” revisits one of the darkest times in the nation’s history.  This exhibit features the fashion, entertainment, and home life during the Great Depression and includes many photographs and newspaper clippings of Ashland in the 1920s and 1930s. Click Here to Read More

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D-Day: 70 Years Later

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Christy Martin

D-Day: 70 Years Later is an exhibit that commemorates the milestone anniversary of the invasion of Axis Europe by the Allies in June 1944. The exhibit, featuring various photos from both home and abroad, shares the story of some of the men and women from the Ashland area that took part in the conflict. Click Here to Read More

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Beauties By the Sea

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Christy Martin

This exhibit explores swim attire through the decades of 1910-1980. In the beginning of the 1900′s, women were fully clothed. In the 1930′s the amount of skin a women showed had to be measured before she was permitted to enter the beach. Click Here to Read More


2013 Gingerbread House Contest

Posted on October 3, 2013 by Christy Martin

Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

Holiday at the Highlands


Gingerbread House Guidelines

  1. An individual or a group may prepare each entry.
  2. Family and Consumer Science classes may submit several entries, each entry done by a different individual or group of students.
Click Here to Read More

National Juried At Show 2013 Accepted Works & Winners

Posted on August 16, 2013 by Christy Martin


Viewer’s Choice: “Full Moon” – Nancy Osborne


1st Place: Over-Past – Sheila Caim

2nd Place: Bradley’s – Tom Wills



1st Place: The Blue Chair – Sharon Asher

2nd Place: In A Moment – J. Click Here to Read More


A River Runs Through It: National Juried Art Exhibit 2012 Winners

Posted on April 30, 2013 by bob

2012- This years prospectus can be found above in the 2013 National Juries Art Show post!

Update: A list of the winners and sponsors of last years show are listed below. Congratulations to all the winners! We are very excited to see who will win this year. Click Here to Read More

National Quilt Month “Century of Quilts”

Posted on March 9, 2013 by Christy Martin


Update! This event is now over. I want to thank everyone that made this years quit display so wonderful. And a special thanks to Nancy Osborne, for all her hard work and dedication.

Century of Quilts” exhibit will be on display for the whole month of March. Click Here to Read More


The Ballantyne Collection

Posted on December 5, 2012 by bob

The Ballantyne Collection of military figurines is an impressive display of highly detailed models of soldiers down through the ages, from ancient Greece to the modern era. Soldiers attired in the uniform and equipment of their time are represented and were created by Scottish craftsmen at Ballantynes of Walkerburn in the United Kingdom.   The Ballantyne exhibit is currently open in the Main Hall, and will remain on display through May 2013. Click Here to Read More


Nightscapes Photo Exhibit

Posted on September 4, 2012 by bob


This exhibit has closed.

Nightscapes Photo Exhibit is now on display through August at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. This is part of “Between the Covers,” the adult summer reading program at BCPL. The exhibit runs  Aug. 3- Sept.4.

Photos embody the theme “Nightscapes”- any view or representation of a night scene. Click Here to Read More


Beauty and Extravagant Vanity

Posted on August 23, 2012 by Cory

Beauty and Extravagant Vanity features the history of personal grooming, and includes cosmetics, clothing, jewelry, and much more. Some of the museum’s most beautiful and elegant personal items will be on display. Exhibit opens August 2012 and will run through January 2013. Click Here to Read More