Welcome to the Ashland Museum!

Museum windowbox368x245The Ashland Museum tells the story of Ashland, Virginia through words, images, voices, and objects.

Upcoming Events

Boxcar Children Workshops
Nine sessions offered: June 13 -29
A joint project of Tiny Tim’s Toys and the Ashland Museum. For rising 2nd, 3rd & 4th graders.

Camp Ashland – History Camp for kids
Mon-Fri, Aug. 3 – 7, 9 am – 12 pm
To be held at Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center St., Ashland, VA. For rising 2nd to 5th grade history buffs. Registration is now open.

Would your group like a Private Tour of the Museum or a Walking Tour of Ashland? What a great idea for family reunions, wedding weekends, & club outings. Call or Contact us to make special arrangements.

Current Exhibits
From Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: 1836 – 1865
Ashland Reborn: 1865 – 1900
Bringing in a New Century: 1900 – 1940
Historic Ashland Homes, Then and Now

Red Caboose

RaisedhandsAre you looking for a new challenge in the New Year? We need VOLUNTEERS to staff the Ashland Museum! Help us keep our door open on the weekends for locals and visitors who want to learn about Ashland’s history.

Please join or renew your membership today! We need your support to keep the Museum open and thriving.

New ways to Support the Ashland Museum
Amazon Smile – make us your designated charity.

Museum News & Notes

Boxcar Children Workshops – June 2015

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Share a story from series The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner and take home a copy of your favorite episode.

Learn about the history of Ashland and its important link to the railroad. Play railroad […]

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Bringing in a New Century: 1900-1940

In 1900, Ashland became a 20th century town, along with the rest of the country and the world. The new century brought many new challenges and new ideas. Visit the Ashland Museum to explore Ashland’s journey from 1900 to 1940.

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Camp Ashland – History Camp – Aug. 3-7

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Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts & Activities Center



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Private Group Tours

Museum windowbox Feb2014Would your group like a private tour of the Museum or a Walking Tour of Ashland?

Can’t figure out what to do with the relatives this summer?
Wedding weekend coming up?
Having a family reunion […]

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Ashland Reborn!: 1865-1900

Exploring the Schools, Churches, Residences
and Businesses of the Post Civil War Era

Follow the growth of Ashland in post Civil War era in the museum’s new exhibit. Now on display at the Ashland Museum. 

  • Read about the development of public education in Ashland. […]

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Documentary Film: “A Railroad Runs Through It”

The Ashland Museum new documentary film about Ashland, “A Railroad Runs Through It: The Unique History of a Virginia Train Town” premiered on Nov. 10, 2012 to great reviews from the audience at Ashland’s Firehouse Theatre. Copies […]

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