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“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

Holidays at the Highlands Open House

Posted on November 18, 2016 by Emily Roush

Come to the museum on Saturday, December 3 for the annual Holidays at the Highlands Open House from 12pm to 2pm.  The museum is decked out for Christmas thanks to the amazing Boyd County Homemakers.  Enjoy refreshments, live music, and arts and crafts for children.   Click Here to Read More

Christmas Tour of Homes

Posted on November 11, 2016 by Emily Roush

Tickets are now on sale for the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center’s annual Christmas Tour of Homes.  This holiday tradition coordinated by the Friends of the Highlands will take place on December 3 from 11am to 5pm and December 4 from 1pm to 5pm.   Click Here to Read More

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Posted on November 3, 2016 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is busy planning its 2016 holiday extravaganza for Ashland and the surrounding community.  Again, we have exciting projects that will allow you to share your talents and Christmas spirit with the community.  We will be doing our fourth annual Gingerbread House Competition continuing with the theme “Holidays at the Highlands”.  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

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

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