Exhibits

Historic Ashland Homes, Then and Now

Historic Ashland Homes, Then and Now

Posted on Nov 03, 2014 by .

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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 […]

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Ashland Reborn!: 1865-1900

Ashland Reborn!: 1865-1900

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 by .

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Exploring the Schools, Churches, Residences and Businesses of the Post Civil War Era Follow the growth of Ashland in post Civil War era in the museum’s new exhibit. Now on display at the Ashland Museum.  Read about the development of public education in Ashland. See if you can help identify people in the school photo […]

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Documentary Film: “A Railroad Runs Through It”

Documentary Film: “A Railroad Runs Through It”

Posted on Nov 01, 2012 by .

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The Ashland Museum new documentary film about Ashland, “A Railroad Runs Through It: The Unique History of a Virginia Train Town” premiered on Nov. 10, 2012 to great reviews from the audience at Ashland’s Firehouse Theatre. Copies of the video on DVD are now available for sale at the Museum at $10. All proceeds from […]

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Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: Ashland Virginia from 1836 to 1865

Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: Ashland Virginia from 1836 to 1865

Posted on Nov 01, 2012 by .

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The museum’s first exhibit, “Antebellum Resort to Civil War Town: Ashland Virginia from 1836 to 1865” takes visitors from Ashland’s beginnings as Slash Cottage railroad resort to its Civil War experience.  The exhibit includes a display of the Dawson family and the Civil War bullet they found in a fireplace while renovating an antebellum home […]

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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. Read more about […]

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History of Ashland Strawberry Faire

Posted on May 24, 2011 by .

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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 […]

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