Temporary Exhibits

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

Building Ashland: An Industrial History

Posted on August 24, 2017 by Emily Roush

New to the museum’s Main Floor exhibit area, “Building Ashland: An Industrial History” tells the stories of the industries that established Ashland.  This exhibit encompasses the entirety of the city’s history, from its early beginning as Poage Settlement and later incorporation as “Ashland” in 1854 to today. Click Here to Read More

Around the House: A History of Domesticity

Posted on June 1, 2017 by Emily Roush

New to the Mezzanine level of the museum, “Around the House: A History of Domesticity” uses items from the museum’s collections to demonstrate the history of the household and the tasks necessary to keep it running.  Various cooking utensils, aprons, irons, and other items that assisted with work done around the house are on display.   Click Here to Read More

Extremes in Fashion: Radical Changes

Posted on March 3, 2017 by Emily Roush

New to the Mezzanine level, “Extremes in Fashion: Radical Changes” shows the evolution of fashion from tea gowns to miniskirts and wool bathing costumes to bikinis.  This exhibit chronicles changes in what society considered appropriate ways to dress.  This exhibit includes wedding gowns, swimwear, and hats.   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