Museum News

Woodland Cemetery Tour – Sat., Apr 25, 4:30pm

By |March 12th, 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.  Find out about others resting in Woodland including some of Ashland’s […]

Camp Ashland – History Camp – Aug. 3-7

By |December 21st, 2014|

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Hanover Arts and Activities Center




August 3 – 7, 2015     9 a.m.-12 p.m.

 Calling all rising 2nd-5th grade history buffs

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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 […]