Exhibits

A History of Comic Books: From the Golden Age to Modern Day

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Emily Roush

In celebration of the museum’s first “Highlanders Hero Con”, the museum is proud to present an exhibit detailing the history of comic books.  Walk through a chronological timeline of comics featuring examples from each age.  Toys and collectibles are also on display. Click Here to Read More

70 Years Later: A WWII Reflection

Posted on May 26, 2015 by Emily Roush

New to the Main Floor, “70 Years Later: a WWII Reflection” displays the stories of Ashland and how the region contributed to the effort to win the most costly war in human history. Click Here to Read More

Ashland Oil and the Blazer Legacy

Posted on February 13, 2015 by Emily Roush

Now up on the Mezzanine:
Ashland Oil and the Blazer Legacy Click Here to Read More

Booker T. Washington School

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is looking for artifacts and photos related to the Booker T. Washington School that once stood on Central Avenue.  Items will be used in a future exhibit and can either be donated or loaned. 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

Frank and Margaret Adkins Aviation Exhibit

Posted on August 22, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Frank and Margaret Adkins Aviation Exhibit has been renovated and reopened! Click Here to Read More

Early Kentucky

Posted on December 5, 2012 by bob

Early Kentucky highlights Native American cultures and the first white explorers to enter the Kentucky landscape. Click Here to Read More

Digging Deeper

Posted on September 4, 2012 by bob

Update: This interactive exhibit is now open in its new location in the Discovery Center. The exhibit has been rebuilt as an extension of the Discovery Cavern, and continues to offer children a hands-on experience in archaeological excavation and discovery. Click Here to Read More

Exhibit Etiquette

Posted on December 22, 2011 by Cory

At the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center, we have a few rules that are put in place to keep our visitors and exhibits safe. We need your help to make sure the objects on display are around for many more visitors! Click Here to Read More

Country Music Heritage Hall

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Cory

This exhibit showcases twelve local musicians whose careers have brought national acclaim.  Click Here to Read More