Welcome to the Ashland Museum!
Thanks for voting us one of “Hanover’s Best” in the Historical Place of Interest category!
Please join or renew your membership today! We need your support to keep the Museum open and thriving. We always need volunteers, too. Just two hours a month will help keep the Museum and Red Caboose open.
Join us for a Woodland Cemetery Walking Tour - Did you know that the pilot of one of first planes hijacked by the PLO is interred in Woodland? Secretariat’s owner is there too. Have you heard about Ashland’s connection with abolitionist John Brown? Cost: $15 each, $10 for members. Sign up now for the May 18th tour!
Planning Summer Vacation Activities? How about History Camp for your rising 5th and 6th graders? Among the activities planned for the week of Aug. 12-16 are a telegraph and Morse code demonstration and trips to the North Anna Battlefield Park and to the Smithsonian Museum. The cost is $150 per child, and $125 for members with an Ashland Museum Family Membership or higher.
Our current exhibit, “From Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: 1836-1865” is receiving great reviews. Come see it in our exhibit space at 105 Hanover Avenue, Ashland, VA.
Our first exhibit, the Ashland landmark “Red Caboose”, next door at 105A Hanover Avenue is available for tours during Museum hours. Stop by to see an authentic 1926 C&O Railroad train caboose in nearly original condition.
Museum News and Notes
Join us on Saturday, May 4, 11 am, for the dedication of a bronze plaque commemorating the D.B. Cox Department Store, which was an anchor business in downtown Ashland from 1867 to 1955. The plaque will be unveiled at the historic D.B. Cox building, erected in 1913 on the corner of Railroad Ave. and Thompson [...]
Join us for a walking tour of Ashland’s historic Woodland Cemetery. Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for Confederate dead. Find out about others resting in Woodland including some of Ashland’s founding fathers and Randolph-Macon College founders and presidents. Did you know that the pilot of one of first planes hijacked by [...]
Ashland Museum will hold a History Camp for rising 5th and 6th graders, August 12 through 16, 2013. The hours of the camp will be 1 pm to 5 pm except for Friday, when we will have an all-day field trip to Washington’s Smithsonian via Amtrak. Among the other activities planned are a telegraph and [...]
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 of the video on DVD are now available for sale at the Museum at $10 for Museum Members, [...]
Posted on Nov 01, 2012 by Nancy.
The museum’s first exhibit, “Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: Ashland Virginia from 1836 to 1865” takes visitors from Ashland’s beginnings as Slash Cottage railroad resort to its Civil War experience. The exhibit includes a display of the Dawson family and the Civil War bullet they found in a fireplace while renovating an antebellum home [...]
VOLUNTEERING: We need volunteers! Contact us via our Contact page if you are interested in helping out at the Museum. Here are some of the activities we need volunteers to get involved in: Help us keep the Museum and the Red Caboose open for visitors, 10 am-2 pm on Saturdays and Noon-2 pm on Sundays. [...]
We greatly appreciate your interest in supporting the Ashland Museum! Please visit our Support page to learn how you can help the Museum. Your support will help us build our fledgling organization, keep the lights on at our new Museum space and the Red Caboose, buy supplies to build exhibits and store archival materials, let [...]