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

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Tia Rumbaugh

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) round out this exciting, one 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!

The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center


Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit

Hometown Teams: “How Sports Shape America”

Special Events Schedule Update: 03/15/2018

Ribbon Cutting of Exhibit hosted by Ashland Alliance: Business After Hours

Featuring KY Humanities Council Chautauqua Program: “Roscoe Goose – 1913 Derby Winner” performed by author/actor Eddie Price

Date: 4/13/18 6:00PM Location: Highlands Museum

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

Date: 4/14/18 10:00AM – 3:00PM Location: Highlands Museum

Greatest Sports Movies:  Sports Extravaganza

Showings TBA  Location:  Boyd County Public Library

Sports Tales” Dinner with Speaker Jim Host & Friends**

Date: 4 /20/18 6:00PM Location: Highlands Center

**Reservations Required

Round Table Hot Topics


Title IX – 46 Years Later: Help or Hindrance” 6:00-6:45PM Country Music Heritage Hall

Concussions: Tackling Our Responsibility7:00-7:45PM Country Music Heritage Hall


Jeff Morrison: Lexington to Wimbledon” 6:00-7:45PM Country Music Heritage Hall


Tee Off with Jack Barber” ** 6:00-6:45PM Country Music Heritage Hall

**Daytime Event Schedule for School Program TBD


One & Done“ 6:00-6:45PM Country Music Heritage Hall

Impact of Travel Teams” 7:00-7:45PM Country Music Heritage Hall

Pickleball Tournament

5/19/18 through 5/20/18 Location: Ashland Central Park