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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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Bundle Up: A History of Coats and Quilts

Posted on January 7, 2016 by Emily Roush

How have people kept warm during the past?  Now on display on the Main Floor, “Bundle Up: A History of Coats and Quilts” features 100 years of coats from the museum’s collections.  Coats, cloaks, capes, jackets, and furs in the exhibit range from the 1870s to 1970s, illustrate how styles have evolved over time.   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

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Annual Gospel Night

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Emily Roush

Please join the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center for our Black History Month Celebrations.  The annual Gospel Night hosted by the museum and Ashland Community and Technical College will be held on February 18 from 6pm to 8pm. Click Here to Read More

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Dancing with Our Stars Reservations on Sale

Posted on December 10, 2015 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited to announce the third annual Dancing with Our Stars scheduled for February 6, 2016 at the Boyd County Community Center. Dancing with Our Stars features local celebrities partnered with professional dancers competing for $1 votes to win the famous Mirror Ball Trophy. Click Here to Read More

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Black and White: A Historical Study of Two Colors

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Emily Roush

Now open on the Mezzanine, “Black” and “White” are two exhibits that examine the historical, cultural, and artistic history of the colors black and white.  Each exhibit features artifacts from the collections that are limited to these two colors.  Included in this exhibit are wedding dresses, mourning wear, personal artifacts, furniture, and clothing.   Click Here to Read More

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Animal Show Birthday Parties

Posted on June 12, 2015 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited launch a new program of themed birthday parties.  We are debuting this fun new program with Des Coveries Wild Animal Show Parties.   Click Here to Read More

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Now Open: Space Science Hall

Posted on November 7, 2014 by Emily Roush

Highlands Museum & Discovery Center to Open New Exhibition Hall

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center has opened a new space science exhibition hall. Located in the Discovery Center, it houses the new exhibit “Satellites, Aerospace & the Bluegrass State.” Click Here to Read More