Temporary Exhibits

“A Gift Back To God” Christmas Tree

Posted on December 1, 2016 by Emily Roush

Now on display at the Highlands Museum, “A Gift Back to God”, is a special new Christmas tree has been added to our display thanks to an outstanding gift by the Rigsby and Sergant families.  This gorgeous tree is made of live greenery including spruce, magnolia and pine gathered from the Ribsby Farm.   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

First Ladies: Election Year

Posted on July 29, 2016 by Emily Roush

The newest exhibit to the museum’s Mezzanine has arrived just in time for the presidential election season.  “First Ladies: Election Year” features line-by-line replicas of gowns worn by nine presidential First Ladies.  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