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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

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 everything going on during the day and the map showing all the locations of activities and vendors. You […]

Woodland Cemetery Tour – Sat., Sept. 19, 4:30pm

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

Exciting discoveries at Woodland — Come on the tour and […]

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 […]

Grant for New Outdoor Exhibits

CultureWorksAug. 6, 2015. Scott Garka, CultureWorks President, awards a check for $5,350 to Rosanne Shalf, Ashland Museum President, for the Museum’s newest exhibit.  The award from CultureWorks, Championed by Altria will be combined with a CSX grant and other donations to create outdoor exhibits within and adjacent […]

Camp Ashland – History Camp – Aug. 3-7

Young girl listening to tin can / string phone.  Isolated against white background.  Copy space to left.Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts & Activities Center present

Camp Ashland 2015 has […]

Past Museum Events

For information about and photographs from past events at the Ashland Museum, visit this page.


The Decisions for War in 1914

Joint Membership Meeting: 
Hanover County Historical Society and Ashland Museum

“The Decisions for War in 1914”
Speaker: Michael D. Krause, PhD

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2:30pm
at the
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Avenue, Ashland, VA 23005


Boxcar Children Workshops – Registration

Register here for an upcoming Boxcar Children Workshop.

Boxcar Children Workshops – June 2015

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Share a story from series The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner and take home a copy of your favorite episode.

Learn about the history of Ashland and its important link to the railroad. Play railroad games. Climb aboard a real […]