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Digging Deeper

Posted on September 4, 2012 by bob

Update: This interactive exhibit is now open in its new location in the Discovery Center. The exhibit has been rebuilt as an extension of the Discovery Cavern, and continues to offer children a hands-on experience in archaeological excavation and discovery. Click Here to Read More

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Exhibit Etiquette

Posted on December 22, 2011 by Kathryn

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!

Eating and drinking is only allowed in certain areas. Click Here to Read More

Country Music Heritage Hall Entrance

Country Music Heritage Hall

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Kathryn

This exhibit showcases twelve local musicians whose careers have brought national acclaim.  Click Here to Read More

School Daze

School Daze

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Kathryn

Step back in time and visit a one room 19th century schoolhouse.  A time when there was one teacher, and all grades learned together in a single classroom.  Dress in clothes of the era and become a student or teacher of the 1870s. Click Here to Read More

C.I. Haeberle Medical Exhibit

C.I. Haeberle Medical Exhibit

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Kathryn

Step into a world where late night house calls were made on horseback and payment was in chickens and produce.  Click Here to Read More

Military Exhibit Hall

Military Exhibit Hall

Posted on March 4, 2011 by Kathryn

The William E. Martin Military Exhibit takes a look into what life was like for both the men and women off at war as well as those that served in support of World War II on the Home Front. Click Here to Read More

Aqua Zone

Aqua Zone

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Kathryn

This exhibit includes a 210 gallon fish tank, provided and maintained by Bert’s Pet Center.  Click Here to Read More

The Legacy of Jean Thomas

The Legacy of Jean Thomas

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Kathryn

Long before the Country Music Highway was created to honor Kentucky-born country music stars, Jean Thomas created a venue to give mountain musicians an opportunity to be heard.  Although not the first to recognize the value of preserving Appalachian ballads, she was the first to value not only the songs, but the native born musicians who played and sang them.  Her founding of the American Folk Song Festival in 1932 brought national attention to the folk musicians of eastern Kentucky. Click Here to Read More

Discovery Cavern

Discovery Cavern

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Kathryn

Youth and adults can leave the river and explore a cave!  Discovery Cavern is a walk-through, crawl through cave where bats fly and rock formations stand tall.   Click Here to Read More

River Expedition

River Expedition

Posted on January 21, 2011 by Kathryn

Travel the Ohio River and explore the natural history of life along its banks!  Kentucky has more miles of rivers than any other state but Alaska.  Eastern Kentucky’s shoreline is part of the Port of Huntington Tri-State which hauls the tonnage that impacts the economics of our region.  Designed for ages 5-11, River Expedition teaches about the region’s rivers.  Visitors can become a pilot for Little Joe, the actual top of a towboat.   They’ll discover the type of construction that makes the sturdiest bridges and what types are built over the Ohio.  They’ll work a locks ’n’ dams table and find out why they are important to river navigation.   Visitors can also pitch a tent and catch a fish to cook over a fire pit. Click Here to Read More