Hours 11/8/2014

Posted on November 5, 2014 by Emily Roush

The museum will be closing at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 8 for a private event. Click Here to Read More

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Gingerbread House Contest

Posted on October 29, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is busy planning its 2014 holiday extravaganza for Ashland and the surrounding community.  Again, we have an exciting project that will allow you to share your talents and Christmas spirit with the community.  We will be doing our third annual Gingerbread House Competition continuing with the theme “Holidays at the Highlands”.  We are also initiating a new competition  for the 2014 holiday season, “Cookies for Santa”. Click Here to Read More

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Sip and Soiree: Dancing with Our Stars Reveal Party

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center first brought the exciting and successful Dancing with Our Stars event to the area.  The museum is now thrilled to present “Sip and Soirée” on November 15 from 6pm-9pm at the museum. This event is the official kickoff party for 2015 Dancing with Our Stars, the museum’s biggest fundraiser.  Click Here to Read More

“10,000 Say Thanks” Campaign

Posted on October 24, 2014 by Emily Roush

 The Highlands Museum is partnering with the Eastern Kentucky Military Historical Society and a network of over 80 organizations nationwide to ensure that every US Service Member serving abroad receives a letter from home on Thanksgiving Day. With your support and help, we hope to send over 10,000 hand-written letters and cards – one for every Kentuckian serving overseas – as our contribution to this effort. Click Here to Read More

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It’s in the Bag: A Handbag History

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Emily Roush

New on the Main Floor

“It’s in the Bag: A Handbag History” studies the history of the purse from a simple drawstring pouch to a beloved fashion statement.  Different styles of purses from the 1800s to the 1980s  are displayed alongside items women might have carried in them. Click Here to Read More

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Arts and Crafts Corner

Posted on October 3, 2014 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited to launch “Arts and Crafts Corner.” This series of weekly arts and crafts sessions for toddlers and preschoolers will begin on October 9 at 11:00 in the Discovery Center.  This month is all about fall.  Join us on Thursdays at 11 for fun projects about the changing leaves and Halloween. Click Here to Read More

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A New Beginning: Highlands Museum is 30!

Posted on August 27, 2014 by Emily Roush

New on the Mezzanine:

“A New Beginning: Highlands Museum is 30″ celebrates the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center’s birthday.  Come and learn about the Highlands’ rich 30 year history from our  beginning in the Mayo Mansion to our permanent home in the Parsons Department Store building.  This exhibit includes highlights from past exhibits as well as some of the Highlands’ most unique treasures including the oldest artifact in our collections and the Poage Family bible. Click Here to Read More

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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!

Come to the Discovery Center and check out a Smyth Sidewinder plane built in 1990 by Marvin Warner in his Russell, KY home. Also on display is a model of the quadruplane flown by Matthew Bacon Sellers in 1908. Click Here to Read More

2014 Ashland Christmas Ornaments

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Emily Roush

The 2014 Ashland Breakfast Kiwanis Club Christmas ornaments have arrived!

This year’s ornament featuring AK Steel is now on sale in our gift shop. We also have limited quantities of past ornaments including Summer Motion, Central Park, and the Bluegrass Restaurant. Click Here to Read More

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Joyce Williams Art Exhibit

Posted on August 21, 2014 by Emily Roush

Now on the Main Floor!

The Joyce Williams Art Exhibit

Joyce Williams’ original watercolor paintings will be on display starting September 4 in the Main Hall. Williams, an Ashland native and nationally renowned artist, had  solo exhibitions from Maine to Alaska and sold over 1000 works of art during her prolific career.  She was also the former director of the Hudson Valley Art Association and received lifetime status in the American Watercolor Society.  Before her death, she donated a portion of her collection to the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center for display, sale, and as part of the museum’s permanent collection. Click Here to Read More