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 3-hour workshop of railroad-themed stories, songs, games & crafts led Tiny Tim’s Toys and held at the Ashland Museum. For rising 2nd, 3rd & 4th graders. Registration is now open. $35/$40.

The Decisions for War in 1914
Speaker: Michael D. Krause, PhD
Sun., June 28, 2015, 2:30 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Avenue, Ashland, VA 23005. Free.
Attendees are invited to gather at the Ashland Museum at 1:30pm to view the Museum’s new exhibit, Bringing in a New Century: 1900-1940.

Camp Ashland – History Camp for kids
Mon-Fri, Aug. 3 – 7, 9 am – 12 pm
Learn about life in the 1800’s through games, activities and hikes around town. Held at Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center St., Ashland, VA. For rising 2nd to 5th grade history buffs. Registration is now open. $90/$100.

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.

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Museum News & Notes

The Decisions for War in 1914

Joint Membership Meeting: 
Hanover County Historical Society and Ashland Museum

“The Decisions for War in 1914″
Speaker: Michael D. Krause, PhD

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2:30pm
at the
Ashland Library, 201 S. […]

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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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In My Home Town

BulletinIn My Home Town is a Bulletin for Members of the Ashland Museum.  Our focus is interesting or notable people, places, events or things, and memories related to Ashland, Virginia. Below are links to past issues.

To receive the latest issues of […]

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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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