Temporary Exhibits

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9 to 5: The History of Occupations

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Emily Roush

New to the Mezzanine, “9 to 5: The History of Occupations” studies the history of jobs/careers.  After reading about the history of the division of labor, walk through this exhibit that puts the spotlight on the history of several specific jobs such as teacher, farmer, police officer.   Click Here to Read More

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Tribute to the Boys Scouts

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Emily Roush

This exhibit created in honor of National Boy Scout week includes items loaned from a private collector who has been compiling items for over 60 years.  This temporary exhibit includes clothing, guide books, medals, patches and more.  This exhibit will be on display through February 13.   Click Here to Read More

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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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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