Museum News

Holiday Home & Walking Tour

Holiday Home & Walking Tour

Posted on Oct 11, 2014 by .

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Kick off the holiday season with the Ashland Museum’s Holiday Walking Tour. This 90-minute guided tour starts at the Ashland Museum (105 Hanover Avenue) and continues through the old campus of Randolph-Macon College and onto College Avenue. Strolling through the historic College Avenue neighborhood, we will see the exteriors of homes decorated for the Christmas season.  […]

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Train Day – Sat., Nov. 1, 2014

Train Day – Sat., Nov. 1, 2014

Posted on Sep 10, 2014 by .

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The Ashland Museum will be open extended hours on Train Day! Stop by between 10am and 5pm to see the Red Caboose, our model train and our exhibits about Ashland. Leslie McClammy, ‘Ranger Mac’, of the Petersburg National Battlefield will be here to talk about & show us interesting things from the Civil War era. […]

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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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