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The Birth of a Museum

The Birth of a Museum

Posted on Mar 31, 2010 by .

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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 […]

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Our Mission and Vision

Posted on Mar 31, 2010 by .

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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 […]

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Women’s Clothing of the 19th Century

Women’s Clothing of the 19th Century

Posted on Jan 17, 2015 by .

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Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:30 pm at the Ashland Museum 105 Hanover Avenue Ashland, VA 23005 Rosanne Shalf, President of the Ashland Museum, and Sherry Graves, member of the Virginia Homespun Dance Ensemble, will present a program about 19th Century Women’s Clothing on Sunday, February 8, at 2:30 pm at the Ashland Museum, located at […]

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Untold Stories

Posted on Dec 21, 2014 by .

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Sun., Feb. 22, 2015, 4:00 – 5:30 pm: Untold Stories – a panel of elder citizens tell stories about growing up in Ashland. At Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center St., Ashland. Sponsored by Ashland Museum, Ashland Main Street Association, Hanover Black Heritage Society and The Center.

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History Camp

Posted on Dec 21, 2014 by .

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Mon-Fri, Aug. 3-7, 2015, 9 am – Noon: History Camp. Hands-on history program for elementary school students. Sign-ups will start in early 2015. At Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center St., Ashland. Sponsored by Ashland Museum and The Center.

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The Red Caboose – Exhibit Brochure

Posted on Nov 07, 2014 by .

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Historic Ashland Homes, Then and Now

Historic Ashland Homes, Then and Now

Posted on Nov 03, 2014 by .

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This exhibit presents background on and a description of the two Ashland Historic Districts: the Randolph-Macon Historic College Complex and the Ashland Historic District. Designated in 1979 and 1983, respectively, each has specific boundaries, criteria for inclusion of structures and definitions of “contributing structures”. Five distinctive homes within the Ashland Historic District are profiled in […]

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Holiday Home & Walking Tour

Holiday Home & Walking Tour

Posted on Oct 11, 2014 by .

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Kick off the holiday season with the Ashland Museum’s Holiday Walking Tour. This 90-minute guided tour starts at the Ashland Museum (105 Hanover Avenue) and continues through the old campus of Randolph-Macon College and onto College Avenue. Strolling through the historic College Avenue neighborhood, we will see the exteriors of homes decorated for the Christmas season.  […]

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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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Train Day – Sat., Nov. 1, 2014

Train Day – Sat., Nov. 1, 2014

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 by .

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The Ashland Museum will be open extended hours on Train Day! Stop by between 10am and 5pm to see the Red Caboose, our model train and our exhibits about Ashland. Leslie McClammy, ‘Ranger Mac’, of the Petersburg National Battlefield will be here to talk about & show us interesting things from the Civil War era. […]

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Civil War Map of Northern Part of Hanover

Civil War Map of Northern Part of Hanover

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 by .

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Click on the map for a closer view. Use the ‘X’ at lower right of the large viewing window to close it. Return to the Battle of Ashland article.

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Private Group Tours

Private Group Tours

Posted on May 27, 2014 by .

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Would your group like a private tour of the Museum or a Walking Tour of Ashland? Can’t figure out what to do with the relatives this summer? Wedding weekend coming up? Having a family reunion in the area? Need a destination for the next club outing? Or, you just  have house guests in town for […]

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The Benefits of Historic Tax Credits

The Benefits of Historic Tax Credits

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 by .

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The Ashland Main Street Association, in conjunction with the Town of Ashland and Coldwell Banker Dew Realty will host a presentation on using historic tax credits to revitalize historic Ashland properties.  The program will be held May 15th from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Ashland Town Hall – Council Chambers (101 Thompson St., Ashland, VA 23005) […]

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Walking Tour Registration Form

Posted on Apr 06, 2014 by .

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Walking Tours of Ashland

Walking Tours of Ashland

Posted on Apr 06, 2014 by .

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Join us for a Walking Tour of Ashland! Our Walking Tour takes visitors on a stroll through the center of town to explore a portion of Ashland’s Historic District. You’ll view many lovely homes and historic buildings built from the 1850’s to the early 1900’s, along both sides of the railroad tracks. Your tour guide […]

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Docent Training

Docent Training

Posted on Apr 03, 2014 by .

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Have you thought about being a volunteer docent at the Ashland Museum? A Docent Training Class will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014. Learn how to greet visitors & show them the Museum, give tours of the Red Caboose, operate our telegraph machine, demonstrate the model train set, etc. […]

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