The Great Depression: Looking Back 85 Years

Posted on August 16, 2014 by Christy Martin

Located in the Mezzanine, “The Great Depression: Looking Back 85 Years” revisits one of the darkest times in the nation’s history.  This exhibit features the fashion, entertainment, and home life during the Great Depression and includes many photographs and newspaper clippings of Ashland in the 1920s and 1930s. Click Here to Read More

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D-Day: 70 Years Later

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Christy Martin

D-Day: 70 Years Later is an exhibit that commemorates the milestone anniversary of the invasion of Axis Europe by the Allies in June 1944. Click Here to Read More

Dancing with our Stars Winners!

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Christy Martin

Videos of the wonderful “Dancing With Our Stars” performance are now on sale at the museum. Get a copy of your own for only $20. Please contact Carol at 329-8888 if you are interested in purchasing a copy.

The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center genuinely thanks the community for the tremendous successful first Dancing With Our Stars. 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

Rentals of Main Hall

Posted on September 26, 2012 by bob

Rentals of Main Hall for wedding receptions or private parties are now available. Call the Museum for details, or click on the blue button “Rental Space and Birthday Parties” for rates and terms of rentals. Click Here to Read More


Banners and Plaques Continuing Sponsor Campaign

Posted on September 4, 2012 by bob

The Banners and Plaques Continuing Sponsor Campaign is a major fund-raising effort that appeals to area businesses and individuals to become a continuing sponsor of the Museum. Click Here to Read More


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


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