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

By |September 1st, 2015|

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

By |August 27th, 2015|

The Ashland Museum has launched a new initiative titled “Ashland Museum Inside Out” 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, […]

The Story of the Stones

By |August 22nd, 2015|

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

By |August 22nd, 2015|

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

By |August 16th, 2015|

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 Ashland Museum Inside Out

By |August 7th, 2015|

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

Camp Ashland – History Camp – Aug. 3-7

By |August 7th, 2015|

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Camp Ashland 2015 has […]

Past Museum Events

By |July 6th, 2015|

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


The Decisions for War in 1914

By |May 30th, 2015|

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

By |May 20th, 2015|

Register here for an upcoming Boxcar Children Workshop.

Boxcar Children Workshops – June 2015

By |May 20th, 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 […]

Bringing in a New Century: 1900-1940

By |May 14th, 2015|

In 1900, Ashland became a 20th century town, along with the rest of the country and the world. The new century brought many new challenges and new ideas. Visit the Ashland Museum to explore Ashland’s journey from 1900 to 1940.

Exhibit Opening – Bringing in a New Century

By |April 25th, 2015|

On April 23, 2015, Ashland Museum Members enjoyed a festive event celebrating the opening of the Ashland Museum’s newest exhibit – Bringing in a New Century: 1900-1940. Tours of the new exhibit, dancers in period costumes, and vintage automobiles made this a very special, fun event. NewCentury <a href=[…]

Ashland Musical Variety Show

By |March 19th, 2015|

Images of the Ashland Musical Variety Show from 1982-2007






Walking Tours of Ashland – Registration

By |March 12th, 2015|

Register here for an upcoming Walking Tour of Ashland.