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Highlands Kids Fest 2017

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited to present Highlands Kids Fest on July 29, 2017 from 12pm to 4pm.  This fun event is sure to have something to entertain the whole family.  Highlands Kids Fest will feature kid friendly vendors and activities as well as performances by Des Coveries Wild Animal Shows, magician Gary Boothe, and many more.   Click Here to Read More

Time Out: A History of Sports

Posted on April 8, 2017 by Emily Roush

The newest Main Floor exhibit “Time Out: A History of Sports” shows visitors the rich heritage of athletics in our Tri-State region.  This exhibit encompasses a wide range of sports including baseball, football, soccer, cheerleading, tennis, track, diving, and horse racing.  Click Here to Read More

Extremes in Fashion: Radical Changes

Posted on March 3, 2017 by Emily Roush

New to the Mezzanine level, “Extremes in Fashion: Radical Changes” shows the evolution of fashion from tea gowns to miniskirts and wool bathing costumes to bikinis.  This exhibit chronicles changes in what society considered appropriate ways to dress.  This exhibit includes wedding gowns, swimwear, and hats.   Click Here to Read More

Dancing with Our Stars 2017 Special Thanks

Posted on February 11, 2017 by Emily Roush

Dancing with Our Stars is the Highlands Museum’s largest fundraiser.  It would not be possible without the support of the many businesses and individual who made this event possible.  Click Here to Read More

Dancing with Our Stars Sponsors

Posted on February 11, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center would like to thank all the individuals and businesses who sponsored Dancing with Our Stars 2017: Click Here to Read More

Dancing with Our Stars Winners

Posted on February 6, 2017 by Emily Roush

Congratulations to the winners of Dancing with Our Stars 2017: 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

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

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