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Welcome to the Ashland Museum!

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


Now you can explore Ashland and its rich history right from your mobile device! Currently we offer 5 walking tours complete with historical photographs, audio, and historic and architectural info for some of Ashland’s residential and commercial treasures. Explore our Historic Downtown, the grand homes of South Center Street, the Race Course Addition neighborhood, the homes around Randolph-Macon College, and the unique neighborhood known as Berkleytown.

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Ashland Museum Inside Out is funded in part by a grant from CultureWorks championed by Altria, a grant from CSX, and by donations to the Ashland Museum Development Fund.

Upcoming Events

Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 4:00 pm – Untold Stories 2017. Growing Up in Ashland/Hanover, Black and White Experiences. Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 Henry Street, Ashland, VA. This year’s topic is A Look Back at The 1960s. Come hear our six panelists – Carolyn Hemphill, James Henry, John Newell, Betty Carol Stevenson, Katherine Tinker and Avon White – discuss their life in Ashland and Hanover County during the turbulent 60s. Rev. Richard Swann will provide some closing remarks. Krystal Brooks will lead a community gospel choir to close out the program. This program is free and open to the public. Untold Stories is sponsored by the Ashland Museum, The Hanover County Black Heritage Society, The Hanover Arts and Activities Center, and Ashland Main Street Association.


TBD A new date for The Lemon Project: A Story of a Slave is coming as soon as we can work out the schedule with Dr. Jody Allen. This will be held at the Ashland Branch Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.

News & Notes

New Ashland Museum Sign

The Board poses with the Ashland Museum's new sign, now mounted at the front corner of the building. Look for it next time you are passing by 105 Hanover Ave. or visiting the Ashland Museum.

Grant for New Outdoor Exhibits

Aug. 6, 2015. Scott Garka, CultureWorks President, awards a check for $5,350 to Rosanne Shalf, Ashland Museum President, for the Museum’s newest exhibit.  The award from CultureWorks, Championed by Altria will be combined with a CSX grant and other donations to create outdoor exhibits within and adjacent to Ashland’s Historic District making [...]

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. Panels describe developments and challenges of the 1900-1940 era [...]