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In My Home Town

In My Home Town

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 by .

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In 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 In My Home Town as soon as they are published, please visit our Support […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 by .

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Valentine’s Day was growing rapidly in popularity around the time that Ashland was becoming established as a town in the mid-late 1800’s. The holiday and the custom of sending Valentine’s Day cards to friends and family via the U.S. mail really took off after the Civil War ended, according to reports from that era.  (Read […]

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Train Day 2012 – 10th Anniversary

Train Day 2012 – 10th Anniversary

Posted on Dec 04, 2013 by .

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Ashland Museum – Board of Directors

Ashland Museum – Board of Directors

Posted on Jun 09, 2011 by .

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The Ashland Museum Board of Directors is always a “work in progress”. New people are welcomed to our Board periodically as other members have become Advisors, “as-needed”  volunteers, or have stepped away from the project (only temporarily we hope). Our current Board is listed below, as of May 2014. If you are interested in participating […]

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Mission, Vision, and Goals

Posted on May 06, 2011 by .

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Mission Statement The Ashland Museum’s mission is: to acquire, document, protect and preserve, and exhibit the unique physical and cultural history which reflects the story of the Town of Ashland.  The Museum’s additional but not lesser mission is to research, exhibit, promote and publicize the rich historical and cultural heritage of the town for the […]

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The Ashland Museum’s Story

Posted on Apr 15, 2010 by .

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Beginning at least in 1967 with the foundation of Hanover Arts & Activities Center, Ashland residents have talked about establishing a Town Museum to tell the story of Ashland and to provide a safe repository for historical artifacts that are both privately and publicly owned but have been stored in various places for years. Then […]

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