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 from the early 1880s.
  • Learn how Ashland started with one community church and grew to nine churches.
  • See the businesses that developed along Railroad and learn how the fire in 1893 changed downtown Ashland.
  • Look at some of the homes built or renovated in last half of the 19th century and see how they look years later.