Welcome to the Ashland Museum!

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

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Upcoming Events

Sun., Feb 28, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Untold Stories: Growing Up In Ashland/Hanover, the Black and White Experience – mark your calendar for the 3rd installment of this popular series. Topic: Work. Location: The Ashland Theatre, 205  England St., Ashland, VA 23005. Sponsors: The Center, Ashland Museum, The Hanover County Black Heritage Society, and Ashland Main Street Association. Free and open to the public.

New date: Sun., April 10, 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Sun., Jan. 24, 3:00 – 4:00 pm: Charles F. Bryan, Jr., Ph.D., President Emeritus of the Virginia Historical Society, will speak on The History Crisis in America – Myth and Reality. Copies of his book, Imperfect Past: History in a New Light, will be available for signing. Light refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library. Location: Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland, VA 23005. Free and open to all. For more info about Dr. Bryan, his new book and views on the role of history in our lives – view this recent interview at WTVR and follow the links provided there.

Sat., Apr. 16, 5:00 pm & Thurs., May 12, 5:00 pm – Woodland Cemetery Tours – See first-hand what we have discovered recently using ground penetrating radar. Learn about Ashland history through the stories of those interred here since 1862. Registration for either tour is now open.

Mon – Fri, Aug. 1-5, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon – Camp Ashland 2016– a history camp for all rising 2nd – 5th grader history buffs. Campers will explore how people lived in the 19th and early 20th Century in Ashland. Location: The Center, 500 S. Center St., Ashland, VA. 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? 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. Volunteer training is available on request and you will be partnered with an experienced volunteer.

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

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