Temporary Exhibits

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Beauties By the Sea

Posted on March 7, 2014 by christine

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

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Old Friends: Playthings of the Past

Posted on March 7, 2014 by christine

This exhibit takes you through 100 years of toy history. Learn about the origins of some of the most popular toys as you walk by displays featuring dolls, board games, action figures and much more! Keep your eyes open for “Old Friends” you may have forgotten. Click Here to Read More


2013 Gingerbread House Contest

Posted on October 3, 2013 by christine

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.
  3. Click Here to Read More

Dancing through the Decades

Posted on October 3, 2013 by christine

UPDATE: This exhibit is now over.

This exhibit is dedicated to dance and music between the 1920′s-1950′s. This exhibit features ball gowns, sheet music, phonographs, and radios of the 4 decades. It will show how American dance progressed through the Charleston to the Twist. Click Here to Read More


Away for the Weekend: The History of Travel and Leisure

Posted on October 3, 2013 by christine

The exhibit looks at the history of travel and vacation. Until trains became popular in the 19th century, travel was to expensive for the average person to travel. This exhibits features trunks used for travel, post cards, and an international doll collection that was donation to the museum in memory of Monica Ann Lucas. Click Here to Read More

The 1960′s: A Decade of Unrest

Posted on August 29, 2013 by christine

This exhibit features topics from one of the most turbulent decades in American history. The exhibit includes JFK, Vietnam, fashion, film and television. Artifacts include records, clothing, jewelry, advertisements, and much more. A Decade of Unrest will be on display until January 2014. Click Here to Read More


National Juried At Show 2013 Accepted Works & Winners

Posted on August 16, 2013 by christine


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 christine


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