In Black and White: A History of the Written Word

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Emily Roush

On display now through February 2018, “In Black andWhite: A History of the Written Word” discusses the history of the written word and communication from Egyptian Hieroglyphics to the Roman alphabet.  Artifacts featured in the exhibit include letters, a printing press, typewriters, postcards and more. Click Here to Read More

Highlands Center Now Open

Posted on May 26, 2017 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited to open Highlands Center, a newly renovated rental venue located on the fourth floor of the museum.  Click Here to Read More

Ashland Airport: Eastern Kentucky’s Forgotten Field

Posted on May 5, 2017 by Emily Roush

Be sure to stop by the museum to pick up a copy of the new book, Ashland Airport: Eastern Kentucky’s Forgotten Field by local author William E. Martin.  This book shares the rich, interesting history of the now closed Ashland Airport, a place that’s existence is unknown to many in the region.   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

Animal Show Birthday Parties

Posted on June 12, 2015 by Emily Roush

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is excited launch a new program of themed birthday parties.  We are debuting this fun new program with Des Coveries Wild Animal Show Parties.   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

Esther Price Candy!

Posted on January 18, 2013 by Christy Martin

esther-price-candies-21300523 Our gift shop now has Esther Price Candy.

Show you loved ones how much you care with a box of delicious Esther Price candy. Also featured in our gift shop is hand blown glass jewelry, KY souvenirs, hemp bracelets, owl jewelry, and  mustache rings. 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