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Click here for tickets to the Ashland Musical Variety Show Retrospective on March 10.
To purchase ad space in the commemorative program, contact The Center.

The Ashland Museum tells the story of Ashland, Virginia through words, images, voices, and objects.

Introducing

Now you can explore Ashland and its rich history right from your mobile device! Currently we offer 5 walking tours complete with historical photographs, audio, and historic and architectural info for some of Ashland’s residential and commercial treasures. Explore our Historic Downtown, the grand homes of South Center Street, the Race Course Addition neighborhood, the homes around Randolph-Macon College, and the unique neighborhood known as Berkleytown.

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Ashland Museum Inside Out is funded in part
by a grant from CultureWorks championed by Altria,
a grant from CSX, and by donations
to the Ashland Museum Development Fund.

Upcoming Events

2019 History Talk Series:

• Ashland Musical Variety Show Retrospective – The Complicated and Hilarious History of the Ashland Musical Variety Show! with Sue Watson, Lorie Foley and Tom Wulf, Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Ashland Theatre, 205 England St. Sue Forbes Watson co-founded the Ashland Musical Variety Show in 1982 as fundraising event for the Hanover Arts and Activities Center. The show has been performed every other year since 1983, with Lorie Foley joining the production team in 1997. Construction plans for R-MC’s Blackwell Auditorium prevented the show from being held this year.

There will be two presentations – 1pm and 4pm. Tickets are $10 per person, with proceeds benefitting the Ashland Museum and offsetting the cost of Ashland Theatre rental. The Hanover Arts and Activities Center is producing a special commemorative program. The program will directly benefit The Center, which has relied on the variety show for funding for the past 37 years.

To purchase tickets, click here. To purchase space in the commemorative program – ad or a special memory, visit hanoverarts.org.

 

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Ashland Musical Variety Show Retrospective

The Complicated and Hilarious History of the Ashland Musical Variety Show! Sue Watson, Lorie Foley and Tom Wulf, will present a multimedia retrospective of the Ashland Musical Variety Show on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at the Ashland Theatre, 205 England St. Sue Forbes Watson co-founded the Ashland Musical Variety Show in 1982 as [...]

New Ashland Museum Sign

The Board poses with the Ashland Museum's new sign, now mounted at the front corner of the building. Look for it next time you are passing by 105 Hanover Ave. or visiting the Ashland Museum.

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