Past Museum Events

Feb 10 2016

What Makes a Great Nation Great?

Sunday, April 10, 2016 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, spoke  about the intriguing subject of what makes a great nation great. Copies of his book, Imperfect Past: History in a New Light, were available for signing. For more info about Dr. Bryan, his new book and views on the role of history in our lives [...]

Feb 10 2016

Untold Stories 2016: 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 804-798-2728 This event was a great success, with a standing-room only crowd filling the Ashland Theatre. For photos, visit the Untold Stories 2016 photo album at the Ashland Museum Facebook page (Facebook membership is not required). Mark your calendar for the 3rd installment of this popular series. Come hear stories about growing up in our town and [...]

Jan 27 2016

Woodland Cemetery Tours – Spring 2017

Join 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 see first-hand what we have discovered using ground penetrating radar.  The location of over 200 soldiers including one Union and one slave were located last summer. Markers have been installed and the area enclosed. Find out about others resting in Woodland: [...]

Jan 9 2016

Camp Ashland 2016 – Aug. 1-5

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 early 20th Century in Ashland. What did children wear and what foods did they enjoy in the 1800s and early 1900s? What did they do for entertainment without TVs, Movies, and X-Box? How did they communicate without cell phones [...]

Nov 2 2015

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, 105 Hanover Avenue. Cost: $25 in advance, $15 for museum members. Reservations and prepayment are encouraged. DETAILS Beginning at Ashland Museum, [...]

Oct 22 2015

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, and along Railroad Avenue. **Mr. Edwin Robinson, the president of the Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company until 1860, and his lovely wife will be [...]

Oct 22 2015

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 everything going on during the day and the map showing all the locations of activities and vendors. You can also view a [...]

Aug 16 2015

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 future. And Mrs. Shalf will talk about the new effort, called Ashland Museum Inside Out, funded by grants from CultureWorks, Championed by Altria, and from [...]

Aug 7 2015

Camp Ashland – History Camp – Aug. 3-7, 2015

Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts & Activities Center present CAMP ASHLAND - A HISTORY CAMP FOR KIDS! Camp Ashland 2015 has folded its tents for this year. For photos, visit the Camp's photo album at our Facebook page. (You don't need a Facebook account to view the photos.) August 3 - 7, 2015     9 a.m.-12 p.m. Calling all rising 2nd-5th grade history buffs Messages sent to one another on a clothesline? Really? How do [...]

May 30 2015

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 View photos from this event Attendees gathered at the Ashland Museum at 1:30pm to view the Museum's new exhibit, Bringing in a New Century: 1900-1940. The premise: One hundred years ago today, Europe was at peace. No war had [...]

May 20 2015

Boxcar Children Workshops – June 2015

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 C&O red caboose and learn favorite railroad songs. Create your own cardboard boxcar. Participants are invited to wear their boxcar creation in the Ashland Fourth of July Parade. The Workshop is a 3-hour session [...]

Apr 25 2015

Exhibit Opening – Bringing in a New Century

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. For more photos from the event, click here. Become a Member of the Ashland Museum to receive your invitation to future Exhibit opening events and discounts on Museum programs.

Mar 12 2015

Walking Tour of Ashland – Sat., Apr 18, 1pm

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 will relate the history and unique stories that makes these homes and the town of Ashland special. Details:  Tour starts [...]

Jan 17 2015

Women’s Clothing of the 19th Century

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 105 Hanover Avenue in Ashland, Virginia. The talk will include pictures and examples of women’s clothing from 1800 to 1900, [...]

Dec 21 2014

Untold Stories 2015: Growing Up in Ashland/Hanover – the Black and White Experience

Untold 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 and ‘60s, as told by six presenters who experienced it. Featuring moderation by Anthony Keitt, video by Tom Wulf, panelists Harold Henry, Conde Hopkins, Shearer Luck, Ned Stiles, Mary Randolph [...]