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Gingerbread House and Cookie Contest

Posted on October 29, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is busy planning its 2014 holiday extravaganza for Ashland and the surrounding community.  Again, we have an exciting project that will allow you to share your talents and Christmas spirit with the community.  We will be doing our third annual Gingerbread House Competition continuing with the theme “Holidays at the Highlands”.  We are also initiating a new competition  for the 2014 holiday season, “Cookies for Santa”. Click Here to Read More

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Sip and Soiree: Dancing with Our Stars Reveal Party

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Emily Roush

Join us at the Highlands Museum on November 15 as we announce the local celebrities and dancers participating in 2015′s Dancing with Our Stars.  Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.  The evening also includes a dance showcase from our pros.  Tickets are now on sale at the Museum.  Call 606-329-8888 for more information. Click Here to Read More

“10,000 Say Thanks” Campaign

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Emily Roush

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 The Highlands Museum is partnering with the Eastern Kentucky Military Historical Society and a network of over 80 organizations nationwide to ensure that every US Service Member serving abroad receives a letter from home on Thanksgiving Day. With your support and help, we hope to send over 10,000 hand-written letters and cards – one for every Kentuckian serving overseas – as our contribution to this effort. Click Here to Read More

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It’s in the Bag: A Handbag History

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Emily Roush

New on the Main Floor

“It’s in the Bag: A Handbag History” studies the history of the purse from a simple drawstring pouch to a beloved fashion statement.  Different styles of purses from the 1800s to the 1980s  are displayed alongside items women might have carried in them. Click Here to Read More

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Arts and Crafts Corner

Posted on October 3, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited to launch “Arts and Crafts Corner.” This series of weekly arts and crafts sessions for toddlers and preschoolers will begin on October 9 at 11:00 in the Discovery Center.  This month is all about fall.  Join us on Thursdays at 11 for fun projects about the changing leaves and Halloween. Click Here to Read More

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A New Beginning: Highlands Museum is 30!

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Emily Roush

New on the Mezzanine:

“A New Beginning: Highlands Museum is 30″ celebrates the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center’s birthday.  Come and learn about the Highlands’ rich 30 year history from our  beginning in the Mayo Mansion to our permanent home in the Parsons Department Store building.  This exhibit includes highlights from past exhibits as well as some of the Highlands’ most unique treasures including the oldest artifact in our collections and the Poage Family bible. Click Here to Read More

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The Great Depression: Looking Back 85 Years

Posted on August 16, 2014 by Christy Martin

Located in the Mezzanine, “The Great Depression: Looking Back 85 Years” revisits one of the darkest times in the nation’s history.  This exhibit features the fashion, entertainment, and home life during the Great Depression and includes many photographs and newspaper clippings of Ashland in the 1920s and 1930s. Click Here to Read More

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D-Day: 70 Years Later

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Christy Martin

D-Day: 70 Years Later is an exhibit that commemorates the milestone anniversary of the invasion of Axis Europe by the Allies in June 1944. The exhibit, featuring various photos from both home and abroad, shares the story of some of the men and women from the Ashland area that took part in the conflict. Click Here to Read More