Exhibits

The Red Cross: 100 Years in Kentucky

Posted on June 1, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center and the Eastern Kentucky Chapter of the Red Cross have partnered on an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Red Cross in Kentucky.   A variety of items from the Eastern Kentucky Chapter are on display including volunteer uniforms, CPR dolls, pens, photos, and more.   Click Here to Read More

Around the House: A History of Domesticity

Posted on June 1, 2017 by Emily Roush

New to the Mezzanine level of the museum, “Around the House: A History of Domesticity” uses items from the museum’s collections to demonstrate the history of the household and the tasks necessary to keep it running.  Various cooking utensils, aprons, irons, and other items that assisted with work done around the house are on display.   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

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

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