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The History Crisis in America – Myth and Reality

Sun., April 10
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Ashland Library
201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005

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 […]

Untold Stories: Growing Up In Ashland/Hanover, the Black and White Experience

Sun., Feb 28, 2016
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Ashland Theatre
205  England St., Ashland, VA 23005

Mark your calendar for the 3rd installment of this popular series. Come hear stories about growing up in our town and county in the […]

Woodland Cemetery Tours – Spring 2016

WoodlandsignJoin us for a walking tour of Ashland’s historic Woodland Cemetery. Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for Confederate dead.

“What’s new at Woodland?” — Come on the tour and […]

Camp Ashland 2016 – Aug. 1-5

Young girl listening to tin can / string phone.Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts and Activities Center present Camp Ashland 2016, a history camp for all rising 2nd – 5th grader history buffs. Curious kid campers will explore how people lived in the 19th and […]

Camp Ashland 2016 – Registration

Use this form to register for Camp Ashland 2016.

Virginia Voice – Ashland segments

Learn about Ashland’s history in Virginia Voice’s Discovering Virginia audio interviews with Rosanne Shalf and Faye Prichard, recorded in August 2014. (Download or stream MP3 files)

Ashland Museum President and historian, Rosanne Shalf talks with Lou Dean about Ashland’s history and charms in “Ashland – The Center of the Universe“.

Former Ashland Mayor, Faye […]

Julian and Carrie Lumsden

Julian and Carrie Lumsen 001Mr and Mrs. Julian Lumsden are remembered for driving their small motorized vehicle around town and even to Ashland Christian Church on Sundays. They lived at the northwest corner of Dewey and Henry Clay Road.

The late Dorothy Jones credited Mr. Lumsden […]

2015 Holiday Walking Tour Registration

Register here for the 2015 Holiday Walking & House Tour.

2015 Holiday Walking & House Tour

On Sunday December 6, 2015, Ashland Museum will conduct two guided walking tours through Historic Downtown Ashland, some Historic Ashland neighborhoods, and a tour inside 600 S. Center Street, where we will have light refreshments before returning to the Museum. The 90-minute tours will begin at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm at Ashland Museum, […]

Visitors from the past expected at Ashland Train Day 2015

NEW THIS YEAR: Engaging History Productions, a coalition of historians and actors, will provide living history characters from Ashland’s past to Ashland Train Day 2015. Various characters will mingle with visitors from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Ashland Museum, Ashland Station, and The Center, […]

Ashland Train Day – Sat., Nov. 7, 2015

View photos from town-wide 2015 Ashland Train Day events at the Ashland Main Street Association Flickr photo album.

The Ashland Museum will be open from 10pm until 5pm on Ashland Train Day, Saturday, November 7, 2015. Be sure to stop by!

Visit the Ashland Train Day website to download the event brochure listing […]

Ashland Museum Inside Out funded in part by CultureWorks Championed by Altria

The Ashland Museum has launched a new initiative to TrainStation outdoorhistorybring the assets of the Museum into the Ashland community. Initial projects will include outdoor history exhibits, historic markers and walking tours guided by mobile apps. In August, 2015, Ashland Museum President, Rosanne Shalf […]

The Story of the Stones

The large stone blocks lined up alongside the railroad tracks in front of Randolph-Macon College at approximately 307 N. Center St. were originally on a train headed for Washington, D.C. The blocks were meant to be used in the construction of the National Cathedral. The train derailed. The blocks had to be unloaded in […]

Historical Significance of Stones at R-MC

Where did those large stone blocks come from that sit beside the railroad tracks in front of Randolph-Macon College at approximately 307 N. Center St.? Ashland Museum President and Ashland historian Rosanne Shalf explains in the video below (courtesy of Tom Wulf of WulfTeam Productions and the Town of Ashland).


Ashland Museum presentation at the Ashland Library

A Night with the Ashland Museum

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

at the Ashland Library
201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005

You won’t see Teddy Roosevelt, but there are treasures untold in the Ashland Museum, linking our past to our present and preserving it for the […]