About the Museum
Posted on May 24, 2011 by Nancy.
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 [...]
Posted on Jun 09, 2011 by Nancy.
The Ashland Museum Board of Directors is a “work in progress”. New people are still joining our Board and some of our original founding members have become Advisors or have stepped away from the project temporarily. Our current Board is listed below (as of August 2012). If you are interested in participating in an official [...]
Posted on Jul 18, 2012 by Nancy.
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 [...]
Posted on Jun 23, 2010 by Museum.
The new Ashland Museum board of directors adopted bylaws on May 11, 2010. Pictured here in the Museum’s office located on the second floor of the Hanover Arts and Activities Center are, seated, left to right, Nancy Kackley, Nancy Cozart (Secretary), Carolyn Hemphill (Chair), Emily Lee. Standing, Woody Tucker, Betty Carol Stevenson, Fan Cox Etienne, [...]
Posted on Feb 27, 2012 by Nancy.
The Ashland Museum has a real home! We have leased the building 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. With the help of many volunteers, we’ve cleaned and painted the interior and built movable walls [...]
Posted on Nov 07, 2010 by Nancy.
Thanks to the generosity of Hanover Arts & Activities Center, the Ashland Museum now has office space. We are on the second floor of the building. So far, we are using the space for meetings and storing our paperwork. In the near future, we will also be using it as a workspace to build displays [...]
Posted on Apr 13, 2012 by Nancy.
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 [...]
Posted on Mar 27, 2012 by Nancy.
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 [...]
Posted on Oct 12, 2012 by Nancy.
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 [...]
Posted on Jan 13, 2013 by Nancy.
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 [...]
Posted on Oct 20, 2012 by Nancy.
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 [...]
Posted on Sep 23, 2012 by Nancy.
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 [...]
Posted on May 24, 2011 by Nancy.
The Ashland Museum received a grant in 2010 to prepare a history of Strawberry Faire. The video history presentation debuted at the 2011 Strawberry Faire event, Saturday, June 4. This event marked the 29th anniversary of the first Strawberry Faire event, which was in May, 1982. (For more info on the event, visit http://ashlandstrawberryfaire.com/) Copies [...]