Exhibits

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

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

WWI: Reflecting Back a Century Later

Posted on January 16, 2016 by Emily Roush

New to the Mezzanine’s military gallery, “WWI: Reflecting Back a Century Later” discusses America’s involvement in World War I.  Items on display in this exhibit were used by local veterans during the war. 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

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