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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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D.B. Cox Building Historic Marker Dedication

D.B. Cox Building Historic Marker Dedication

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 by .

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On Saturday, May 4, 2013, 11 am, a bronze plaque was unveiled, commemorating the D.B. Cox Department Store, an anchor business in downtown Ashland from 1867 to 1955. The plaque was unveiled at the historic D.B. Cox building, erected in 1913 on the corner of Railroad Ave. and Thompson St. (Rt 54). The D.B. Cox […]

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Founders Day Celebration – Saturday, Feb. 16

Founders Day Celebration – Saturday, Feb. 16

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 by .

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Ashland was incorporated as a town by the Virginia General Assembly on the 19th of February, 1858.  Every year we celebrate our Founders Day on the weekend closest to the 19th.  This year it is Saturday, February 16, 2013.  The Ashland Museum, located at 105 Hanover Avenue, will be open from 10 am to 4 […]

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Grand Opening Event & Train Day – Nov. 10, 2012

Grand Opening Event & Train Day – Nov. 10, 2012

Posted on Oct 20, 2012 by .

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Ashland celebrates Train Day on Saturday, Nov. 10. The official Grand Opening of the Ashland Museum will be a part of the festivities this year, with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 am. This will be followed by the premier of “A Railroad Runs Through It: Ashland’s Railroad History” at the Ashland Firehouse Theatre at […]

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Exhibit Preview is a Rousing Success!

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 by .

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The Members Preview event of our new exhibit, “From Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: 1836-1865” on Thursday, Oct. 4, was a great success. We estimate that 150 to 200 Museum members and VIPs toured the new Ashland Museum space and saw the exhibit while enjoying food and beverages donated by local restaurants, caterers and […]

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Herald-Progress tours our upcoming exhibit

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 by .

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The Herald-Progress newspaper gave us a nice write-up on the front page of the September 20th edition. The article included a profile of the Museum and of our upcoming inaugural exhibit in our new Museum space at 105 Hanover Avenue. The Exhibit Committee is working hard on finalizing the exhibit along with the entire Museum […]

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Ashland Museum Baby Shower

Ashland Museum Baby Shower

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 by .

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THE BABY SHOWER:  We are registered at Bed Bath and Beyond for items we will need for exhibit openings and special events, such as glassware and coffee makers.  We also have a short list of appliance & electronic items we would like from Best Buy.  Best Buy does not have a gift registry so we […]

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Board toasts the New Ashland Museum Space

Board toasts the New Ashland Museum Space

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 by .

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Ashland Museum Board members raise a toast in their new Museum space at 105 Hanover Avenue before their April 2012 Board Meeting. The space has been cleaned and painted. Rolling walls to display exhibits have been constructed. All work on the space was done by Board members and many volunteers from the community. Materials and […]

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The Red Caboose

The Red Caboose

Posted on Apr 13, 2012 by .

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Ashland’s Red Caboose is a landmark at 105A Hanover Avenue, just across from Town Hall, near the intersection of Rt 54, the railroad tracks and Hanover Ave. This authentic 1926 C&O caboose, in service from Feb. 22, 1926 to Aug. 21, 1974, has much of its exterior and interior in original condition. The Red Caboose […]

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Cross Bros. Grocery 100th Anniversary Events

Cross Bros. Grocery 100th Anniversary Events

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 by .

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Ashland Main Street Association and the Ashland Museum were proud to co-sponsor the Cross Bros. Grocery 100th Anniversary celebration. The following is information about the celebration event on May 5, 2012. Join us in honoring our favorite downtown grocery store at the big celebration on Saturday, May 5: Here’s what you have to look forward […]

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Where is the Ashland Museum?

Where is the Ashland Museum?

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 by .

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The Ashland Museum is at 105 Hanover Avenue, right next to the Red Caboose. In this space, we are showcasing the rich historical and cultural heritage of our town, Ashland, Virginia. Learn about our Exhibits and Events. Come for a visit to see the Museum and the Red Caboose. Check our home page for hours […]

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Ashland Museum now has a Facebook page

Ashland Museum now has a Facebook page

Posted on Nov 03, 2011 by .

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The Ashland Museum now has a Facebook page. We’ll use it to keep our Facebook friends up-to-date on the Museum’s activities and new postings on this web site. We hope you’ll “like” us soon!

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Support the Museum with your Membership

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 by .

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We greatly appreciate your interest in supporting the Ashland Museum! Please visit our Support page to learn how you can help the Museum. Your support will help us build our fledgling organization, keep the lights on at our new Museum space and the Red Caboose, buy supplies to build exhibits and store archival materials, let […]

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Ashland Museum – Board of Directors

Ashland Museum – Board of Directors

Posted on Jun 09, 2011 by .

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The 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, as of May 2014. If you are interested in participating […]

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Ashland Brand Tomatoes

Ashland Brand Tomatoes

Posted on May 24, 2011 by .

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The Ashland Tomato Farm was operated by W.A. Harrison around the turn of the century on Route 54 east of Ashland, near the Hanover County Cannery. The labels came from that farming operation and date from between 1890 to 1910. The Ashland Museum has come across a significant number of these original, historic labels that […]

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