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Rob McNurlin First Friday Concert

Posted on May 4, 2016 by Emily Roush

Join us at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center for downtown Ashland’s First Friday festivities this Friday, May 6.  The museum will be open from 5pm to 8pm with a special discounted admission rate of $3 per person.  Stop by the Book Sale taking place in front of the museum presented by the Friends of the Highlands.   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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Victorian Tea

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Friends of the Highlands will present the fourth annual Victorian Tea on Saturday, May 14 at 2pm.  This year’s event will feature specialty teas made by Jean Fraley and a menu planned by Kathy Hill.  Gentlemen will serve guests seated at tables beautifully decorated by members of the Friends of the Highlands as well as local businesses.    Click Here to Read More

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Basketball in the Bluegrass

Posted on March 11, 2016 by Emily Roush

Now on display on the museum’s Main Floor, “Basketball in the Bluegrass” looks at the history and popularity of basketball in our region.  This exhibit highlights local schools including Ashland/Blazer, Russell, and Holy Family.  Collegiate teams, including the University of Kentucky, are also highlighted.   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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Dancing with Our Stars Winners

Posted on February 8, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is thrilled to announce the winners of Dancing With Our Stars 2016: 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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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