Temporary Exhibits

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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

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Pieces of Ashland

Posted on May 27, 2016 by Emily Roush

Learn about the history of Ashland  in the newest exhibit on the museum’s Main Floor, “Pieces of Ashland: Telling Our Story with Artifacts.”  Open now intermittently through August 24, it illustrates the rich history of Ashland through select artifacts from the museum’s collections as well as historical photographs from the city’s past.  Click Here to Read More

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A Note in Time: The History of Music

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Emily Roush

Now on display, “A Note in Time: The History of Music” chronicles the evolution of music throughout history.  The exhibit takes an all-encompassing look at the different ways people have played and enjoyed music from ancient times to modern day.   Click Here to Read More

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Keeping Warm: Coats, Quilts, and Coverlets

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Emily Roush

New to the Mezzanine, “Keeping Warm: Coats, Quilts, and Coverlets” focuses on the history of furs in the United States and fashion styles of coats through the decades.  An extensive historical collection of quilts is also on display.  The quilts along with the woven coverlets demonstrate the homemade crafts of quilting and weaving. Click Here to Read More

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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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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