Highlands to Host Smithsonian Exhibit April 14th – May 19th

Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is proud to host the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit called “Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America” April 14th through May 19th, sponsored in part by the Smithsonian Institution, Kentucky Humanities Council, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, partnering with Boyd County Public Library and the Ashland YMCA.

The exhibit features sports memorabilia from across our nation as well as community memorabilia from local tri-state high schools, colleges, and professional athletes and athletic organizations, gathered locally from our area.

The grand opening pep rally will take place on Saturday April 14th starting at 10AM and continues throughout the day, wherein we’ve invited local schools to participate with their marching bands, cheerleaders, drum lines, majorettes, and alumni outside of the museum along Winchester Avenue. Special evening and daytime events, featuring celebrity hosts from athletic organizations and teams will occur during the 6 weeks the exhibit is open to the public. Extended hours of operation (to 8pm) and reduced entrance prices ($3 for Grand Opening Day and $5 general admission for adults thereafter) round out this exciting, once in a lifetime, exhibition. The  museum is still accepting participants for the Grand Opening Pep Rally for Saturday April 14th, and if interested please contact Tia at 606-329-8888 or tia@highlandsmuseum.com.

The current special events line up listed below will be updated as new events are confirmed. Please check this page often for the latest updates! Thank you!

APRIL 14th- MAY 19th

Hometown Teams Grand Opening Pep Rally, Local Schools & Alumni Invited to Participate

Date: 4/14/18 Time: 10am-3pm Location: Highlands Museum

GREATEST SPORTS MOVIES: SPORTS EXTRAVAGANZA

Date: 4/15/18-5/6/18 **Sundays Only Time: 2pm
Location: Boyd Co. Pub. Library

“SPORTS TALES” DINNER WITH SPEAKER JIM HOST & FRIENDS

Date: 4/20/18 Time: 6pm **RSVP Location: Highlands Center

“Anglers On The Hook” – Fishin’ w/ Soc Clay & Sam Piatt

Date: 4/28/18 Time: 2PM Location: Highlands Museum

Jim Fannin: “America’s Zone Coach”

Date: 4/30/18 Time: 6:30PM Location: Highlands Center

ROUND TABLE HOT TOPICS

Date: 4/26/18
“Title IX – 46 Years Later: Help or Hindrance” Time: 6pm-6:45pm
“Impact of Travel Teams” Time: 7pm-7:45pm

Date: 5/10/18
“One & Done” Time: 6pm-6:45pm
“Concussions: Tackling Our Responsibility” Time: 7pm-7:45pm

ROUND TABLE TOPICS

HIGH SCHOOL COACHES
DISCUSS TEAMS & PLAYERS

FOOTBALL
Date: 4/17/18 Time: 6pm

BOYS BASKETBALL
Date: 4/18/18 Time: 6pm

BASEBALL
Date: 4/19/18 Time: 6pm

BOYS SOCCER
Date: 4/24/18 Time: 6pm

TRACK & CROSS COUNTRY
Date: 4/25/18 Time: 6pm

TENNIS
“Jeff Morrison: Huntington to
Wimbledon” Julie Ditty “Pro Tennis
Circuit”

Allen and Catherine Morrison, Jack and Juanita Ditty “Parents and Tennis”

Date: 5/1/18 Time: 6pm-7:45pm
Location: Country Music Heritage Hall

GOLF
“Tee Off with Jack Barber”
George Rupert Senior Pro Golf Tour

Date: 5/2/18 Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Country Music Heritage Hall

SOFTBALL
Date: 5/3/18

SWIMMING
Date: 5/3/18 Time: 7:30pm

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Date: 5/9/18 Time: 6pm

GIRLS SOCCER
Date: 5/17/18 Time: 6pm