Posted on Mar 31, 2010 by admin.
Out of the enthusiasm that came from the town’s year-long 150th Birthday Celebration in 2008, came the idea that we could no longer exist without a proper history and culture museum. The 150th Birthday projects–the collection of oral histories, the yearbook of families, the children’s historical play, and the final exhibit of all the photos […]
Posted on Mar 31, 2010 by admin.
Our Mission: To acquire, document, protect and preserve, and exhibit the unique physical and culture history which reflects the story of the Town of Ashland, Virginia. 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 benefit of residents and […]
Posted on Nov 13, 2013 by Nancy.
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 […]
Posted on Oct 13, 2013 by Nancy.
On Friday, October 11, 2013, the Patrick Henry High School class of 1963 kicked off their 50th reunion weekend at the Ashland Museum with a wonderful reception. The classmates enjoyed the exhibits as they renewed old friendships and recalled fond memories. Many thanks to events coordinator Lyn Hodnett for suggesting it.
Posted on Oct 10, 2013 by Nancy.
The Ashland Museum will be open extended hours on Train Day! Stop by between 10am and 5pm to see the Red Caboose and our new exhibit, Ashland Reborn: 1865-1900. But, we have so much more to show you! At 10:15am on Train Day, see Morse Code in Action as Mayor Faye O. Prichard participates in […]
Posted on Aug 16, 2013 by Nancy.
Genealogy Workshop at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 Location: Ashland Branch Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland, VA 23005. Phone: (804) 798-4072 Find out how to start researching your family tree using the Library’s genealogy databases, Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest. You must call (804) 798-4072 to sign up for this class.
Posted on May 06, 2013 by Nancy.
Ella Cinders’ Tea Room was located at the southwest corner of Myrtle Street and Route 1. In 1934, a customer wrote to a friend on this postcard, “The room is nice with steam heat and running water in the room.” The building was torn down, and AutoZone is now on the site. The Tea Room […]
Posted on May 03, 2013 by Nancy.
Visit downtown Ashland to celebrate National Train Day, Saturday, May 11, 2013. Make a day of it – there’s plenty to do! Google Map Start at the Ashland/Hanover Visitors Center which resides in Ashland’s classic train station building. Enjoy a picnic lunch (bring your own or purchase from a local restaurant) and watch the trains […]
Posted on Apr 30, 2013 by Nancy.
D.B. Cox Department Store of Ashland, A Nutshell History The D.B. Cox Department Store was the anchor of the Ashland downtown area from 1867 to 1955. When it was sold, it was the oldest business in Ashland and was the oldest in Hanover County in continuous ownership by one family. It was begun after the […]
Posted on Apr 26, 2013 by Nancy.
On Saturday, May 4, 2013, 11 am, a bronze plaque was unveiled, commemorating the D.B. Cox Department Store, an anchor business in downtown Ashland from 1867 to 1955. The plaque was unveiled at the historic D.B. Cox building, erected in 1913 on the corner of Railroad Ave. and Thompson St. (Rt 54). The D.B. Cox […]
Posted on Mar 13, 2013 by Nancy.
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 […]
Posted on Feb 25, 2013 by Nancy.
Unfortunately, the Ashland Museum History Camp for 2013 has been cancelled due to insufficient registrations. Deposit checks will be returned promptly to those who registered. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, please call or email Rosanne Shalf, 798-3783, email@example.com. We had to cancel this program, but we are working […]
Posted on Feb 07, 2013 by Nancy.
On February 5, 1903, Hanover National Bank of Ashland was established in Ashland, VA (according to bank history records maintained by the FFIEC). Hanover Bank’s first home was a little frame building erected north of Thompson St., near the post office. It was Hanover County’s first bank. In 1919, the bank built an impressive brick […]
Posted on Jan 15, 2013 by Nancy.
In celebration of Founders Day, let’s show our pride in our home town. Hang a flag or put a red, white, and blue ribbon on the outside of your home – around a tree, on a lamp post or column, or on a wreath – as well as on your lapel throughout Founders Day week, […]
Posted on Jan 13, 2013 by Nancy.
Ashland was incorporated as a town by the Virginia General Assembly on the 19th of February, 1858. Every year we celebrate our Founders Day on the weekend closest to the 19th. This year it is Saturday, February 16, 2013. The Ashland Museum, located at 105 Hanover Avenue, will be open from 10 am to 4 […]
Posted on Nov 10, 2012 by Nancy.
Twelve photographs of architectural details or sections of items located within a one block radius of The Ashland Museum have been compiled. Using the photo sheet for Adults or Kids, walk about and locate or identify each item. Pick up an photo sheet at the Ashland Museum or print a copy from the PDF posted […]