Museum News

Woodland Cemetery Tour – Sat., Sept. 19, 4:30pm

By |September 1st, 2015|

WoodlandsignJoin us for a walking tour of Ashland’s historic Woodland Cemetery. Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for Confederate dead.

Exciting discoveries at Woodland — Come on the tour and […]

Ashland Museum Inside Out

By |August 27th, 2015|

The Ashland Museum has launched a new initiative titled “Ashland Museum Inside Out” to TrainStation outdoorhistorybring the assets of the Museum into the Ashland community. Initial projects will include outdoor history exhibits, historic markers and walking tours guided by mobile apps. In August, 2015, […]

Ashland Museum presentation at the Ashland Library

By |August 16th, 2015|

A Night with the Ashland Museum

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

at the Ashland Library
201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005

You won’t see Teddy Roosevelt, but there are treasures untold in the Ashland Museum, linking our past to our present and preserving it for the […]

Grant for Ashland Museum Inside Out

By |August 7th, 2015|

CultureWorksAug. 6, 2015. Scott Garka, CultureWorks President, awards a check for $5,350 to Rosanne Shalf, Ashland Museum President, for the Museum’s new exhibit “Ashland Museum Inside Out.”  The award from CultureWorks, Championed by Altria will be combined with a CSX grant and other donations to create exhibits within […]

Bringing in a New Century: 1900-1940

By |May 14th, 2015|

In 1900, Ashland became a 20th century town, along with the rest of the country and the world. The new century brought many new challenges and new ideas. Visit the Ashland Museum to explore Ashland’s journey from 1900 to 1940.

In My Home Town

By |September 10th, 2014|

BulletinIn My Home Town is a Bulletin for Members of the Ashland Museum.  Our focus is interesting or notable people, places, events or things, and memories related to Ashland, Virginia. Below are links to past issues.

To receive the latest issues of In My Home Town as […]

Private Group Tours

By |May 27th, 2014|

Museum windowbox Feb2014Would 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 […]

Ashland Reborn!: 1865-1900

By |November 13th, 2013|

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 […]

Documentary Film: “A Railroad Runs Through It”

By |November 1st, 2012|

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 […]

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

By |November 1st, 2012|

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 […]

Volunteering at the Ashland Museum

By |July 18th, 2012|

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, […]

Support the Museum with your Membership

By |September 28th, 2011|

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 provide programs, keep the lights on at our Museum space and the Red Caboose, buy supplies to build exhibits and store archival materials, let the […]