Welcome to the Ashland Museum!

Ashland Museum and Red Caboose
105 Hanover Ave., Ashland, VA 23005

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

Are 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.

Upcoming Events

Sun., Feb. 8, 2:30 pm: Women’s Clothing of the 19th Century – a talk including pictures and examples of women’s clothing from 1800 to 1900. $15/$10

Sun., Feb. 22, 4:00 – 5:30 pm: Untold Stories – a panel of elder citizens tell stories about growing up in Ashland. At Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center St., Ashland.

Mon-Fri, Aug. 3-7, 9 am – Noon: History Camp. Hands-on history program for elementary school students. Sign-ups will start in early 2015. At Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center St., Ashland.

Ashland Museum
105 Hanover Ave, Ashland, VA 23005

MUSEUM HOURS:
Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
or by appointment. Groups are welcome. Call or  Contact us to make arrangements. We are a volunteer-staffed museum. Check our Calendar for schedule changes.
Address: 105 Hanover Avenue, Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: 804-368-7314

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
Historic Ashland Homes, Then and Now

Red Caboose

Upcoming Exhibits
Ashland 1900-1940. If you have photos or stories of Ashland events, businesses, or families that might help us tell the story of this era, please get in touch.

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

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Museum News and Notes

Women’s Clothing of the 19th Century

Women’s Clothing of the 19th Century

Posted on Jan 17, 2015 by .

Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:30 pm at the Ashland Museum 105 Hanover Avenue Ashland, VA 23005 Rosanne Shalf, President of the Ashland Museum, and Sherry Graves, member of the Virginia Homespun Dance Ensemble, will present a program about 19th Century Women’s Clothing on Sunday, February 8, at 2:30 pm at the Ashland Museum, located at […]

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Ashland Reborn!: 1865-1900

Ashland Reborn!: 1865-1900

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 by .

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. See if you can help identify people in the school photo […]

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Documentary Film: “A Railroad Runs Through It”

Documentary Film: “A Railroad Runs Through It”

Posted on Nov 01, 2012 by .

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. All proceeds from […]

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Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: Ashland Virginia from 1836 to 1865

Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: Ashland Virginia from 1836 to 1865

Posted on Nov 01, 2012 by .

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 […]

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Volunteering at the Ashland Museum

Volunteering at the Ashland Museum

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 by .

VOLUNTEERING: We need volunteers! Use our Contact page if you are interested in helping out at the Museum. Below, we’ve listed some of the activities our volunteers get involved in. Help us keep the Museum and the Red Caboose open for visitors, 10 am-2 pm on Saturdays and 12:30pm-2:30 pm on Sundays. Volunteers work 2-hour […]

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Support the Museum with your Membership

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 by .

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 provide programs, keep the lights on at our Museum space and the Red Caboose, buy supplies to build exhibits and store archival materials, let the community know […]

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