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Ashland Museum – Board of Directors

By |February 9th, 2015|

Museum windowbox368x245The Ashland Museum Board of Directors is always a “work in progress”. New people are welcomed to our Board periodically as other members have become Advisors, “as-needed”  volunteers, or have stepped away from the project (only temporarily we hope).

Our current Board is listed below, […]

Camp Ashland 2015 – Registration

By |February 4th, 2015|

Women’s Clothing of the 19th Century – Registration

By |January 17th, 2015|

Women’s Clothing of the 19th Century

By |January 17th, 2015|

Sunday, February 8, 2015AshMus_Dress2
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, […]

Untold Stories – Sun. Feb 22, 2015, 4pm

By |December 21st, 2014|

UntoldStories2015Untold Stories: Growing Up In Ashland/Hanover, the Black and White Experience– a panel of elder citizens tell stories about growing up in Ashland. This second installment in an annual series will focus on how teens and young adults met and socialized in the 1940s, ‘50s […]

Camp Ashland – History Camp

By |December 21st, 2014|

Ashland Museumkids


Hanover Arts and Activities Center




August 3 – 7, 2015     9 a.m.-12 p.m.

 Calling all rising 2nd-5th grade history buffs

  • Messages sent to one another […]

Historic Ashland Homes, Then and Now

By |November 3rd, 2014|

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 […]

In My Home Town

By |September 10th, 2014|

BulletinIn 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 […]

Civil War Map of Northern Part of Hanover

By |July 30th, 2014|

Civil War map of Northern Hanover County 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.

Private Group Tours

By |May 27th, 2014|

WalkingTour1 Museum windowbox Feb2014Would 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 […]

The Benefits of Historic Tax Credits

By |April 24th, 2014|

PresentationThe 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 […]

Walking Tours of Ashland

By |April 6th, 2014|

Join us for a Walking Tour of Ashland!

WalkingmanOur 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 […]

Docent Training

By |April 3rd, 2014|

Have you thought about being a volunteer docent at the Ashland Museum? DocentA 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, […]

History Camp – The Telegraph: Texting in the 19th Century

By |March 31st, 2014|

Volunteer Bill McElroy has connected the Ashland Museum to the Red Caboose next door by HistoryCampLogo-1telegraph!  With someone at the Caboose and someone at the Museum we can send messages back and forth on authentic telegraph equipment. Participants will learn about the Morse code alphabet […]

History Camp – Scavenger Hunt

By |March 31st, 2014|

Participants will divide into three teams led by an adult. Each team will be given verbal clues to sites HistoryCampLogo-1within a 5-block area in the Historic District. Teams are to photograph the sites as they find them and get back to the museum within 45 […]