Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events involving the Ashland Museum.

Sep 18 2018

Maroon Communities in the Great Dismal Swamp – November 2018

Join the Ashland Museum for a history and nature tour of the Maroon communities in the Great Dismal Swamp on Saturday, November 17. A number of freed and escaped slaves formed a communities in the marshlands of the Great Dismal Swamp. We will join our guide at the Great Dismal Swamp for a tour lasting about 4 hours. We will meet at the Ashland Museum at 6:45 am and depart at 7:00 am by van [...]

Sep 18 2018

Richmond Slave Trail Tour – Fall 2018

Dr. Kelly Merrill, Ashland Museum board member, a faculty member at Randolph-Macon College and University of Richmond, and a fellow with Initiatives of Change, will lead 2 tours of the Richmond Slave Trail. Join us on Saturday, October 6, or Thursday, October 11. We will meet at the Ashland Museum at 8:45 and depart by van to Richmond at 9:00 am. The tour will make several stops in Richmond and does require some walking. We [...]

Sep 12 2017

Woodland Cemetery Flashlight Tour – Fall 2018

Join us for a walking tour of Ashland's historic Woodland Cemetery. This tour will include an expanded history about the Randolph-Macon College faculty and staff buried at Woodland. Ginger Young, Ph.D., retired McGraw-Page Library director, and Susan Tucker, cemetery administrator, will be our guides for the evening. Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for soldiers. The location of over 200 soldiers has been located using ground penetrating radar. Markers have been installed [...]