Temporary Exhibits

The 1937 Flood: 80 Years Later

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Emily Roush

This January marks the 80th anniversary of the 1937 Flood where the Ohio River flooded causing massive damage across multiple states.  This exhibit features photos newspapers, scrapbooks, and more to give visitors an idea of what the area was like before the waters receded.   Click Here to Read More

Celebrating Black History Month

Posted on January 12, 2017 by Emily Roush

Now on display on the Main Floor “Celebrating Black History Month”, highlights Ashland’s rich African American culture and history.   Click Here to Read More

Snapshot: A History of Photography

Posted on October 27, 2016 by Emily Roush

Stop by the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center to view the latest exhibit located on the Main Floor, “Snapshot: A History of Photography.”  Using items from our collections, “Snapshot” chronicles the rich history of photography from the from earliest daguerreotypes  to the digital cameras of the 21st Century.   Click Here to Read More

Cradle to the Grave

Posted on September 16, 2016 by Emily Roush

The new exhibit on the Mezzanine, “Cradle to the Grave”, looks at the historical aspects of the milestones of life.  Learn about early childbirth methods, the evolution of “childhood”, arranged marriages, and Victorian mourning traditions.  “Cradle to the Grave” includes an array of artifacts from our collections includding a wedding gown, a dollhouse, and family bibles.   Click Here to Read More

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

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