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Walking Tours of Ashland

Walking Tours of Ashland

Posted on Apr 06, 2014 by .

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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. Participants will see […]

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Docent Training

Docent Training

Posted on Apr 03, 2014 by .

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Have you thought about being a volunteer docent at the Ashland Museum? A Docent Training Class will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014. Learn how to greet visitors & show them the Museum, give tours of the Red Caboose, operate our telegraph machine, demonstrate the model train set, etc. […]

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Woodland Cemetery Tour

Woodland Cemetery Tour

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 by .

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Join us for a walking tour of Ashland’s historic Woodland Cemetery. Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for Confederate dead.  Find out about others resting in Woodland including some of Ashland’s founding fathers and Randolph-Macon College founders and presidents. Did  you know that the pilot of one of first planes hijacked by […]

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History Camp

History Camp

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 by .

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Feedback from parents who attended our January programs for children has led us to try something different this summer. Ashland Museum History Camp for 2014 is called Summer Saturdays. We’ll have a history-themed program on the fourth Saturday of each month from May through August. The programs will run from 10:00 – 11:30 am and […]

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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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Volunteering at the Ashland Museum

Volunteering at the Ashland Museum

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 by .

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VOLUNTEERING: We need volunteers! Use our Contact page if you are interested in helping out at the Museum. Below, we’ve listed some of the activities our volunteers get involved in. Help us keep the Museum and the Red Caboose open for visitors, 10 am-2 pm on Saturdays and 12:30pm-2:30 pm on Sundays. Volunteers work 2-hour […]

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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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