Past Museum Events

Jul 13 2020

Kid’s History Camp 2020 – Aug 3, 4, and 5

Ashland Museum and the Hanover Arts and Activities Center will hold a Kid's History Camp – a history camp for rising 2nd – 6th grade history buffs – on August 3, 4, and 5 from 9 am to 12 noon at The Center (Hanover Arts & Activities Center), 500 South Center Street, Ashland, VA Please read the guidelines from The Center for camps held there this summer. The shortened history camp will have a limited number of kids. We're planning covid-19 [...]

Apr 12 2019

Woodland Cemetery Tours – Spring 2019

Join us for a walking tour of Ashland's historic Woodland Cemetery. Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for soldiers. "What's new at Woodland?" -- Come on the tour and see first-hand what we have discovered using ground penetrating radar.  The location of over 200 soldiers including one Union soldier and one enslaved person were located last summer. Markers have been installed and the area enclosed. Find out about others resting in [...]

Sep 18 2018

Richmond Slave Trail Tour – Fall 2018

Kelly Merrill, Ph.D., Ashland Museum board member, faculty member at Randolph-Macon College and University of Richmond, and fellow with Initiatives of Change, will lead two tours of the Richmond Slave Trail. Join us on Saturday, October 6, or Thursday, October 11. We will meet at the Ashland Museum at 8:45 am and depart by van to Richmond at 9:00 am. The tour will make several stops in Richmond and does require some walking. We will [...]

Nov 20 2017

2017 Holiday Walking & House Tour

The Ashland Museum will lead a tour through the historic Race Course Addition on December 3. We will talk about the original racecourse, how the RF&P developed the area after the Civil War, some of the original homeowners, and the architectural styles you will see along the way. At the end of the tour, we’ll stop for a reception at 402 Duncan St. This home was built in 1891 and is the earliest surviving house on Duncan [...]

Sep 12 2017

Woodland Cemetery Flashlight Tour – Fall 2018

Join us for a walking tour of Ashland's historic Woodland Cemetery. This tour will include an expanded history about the Randolph-Macon College faculty and staff buried at Woodland. Ginger Young, Ph.D., retired McGraw-Page Library director, and Susan Tucker, cemetery administrator, will be our guides for the evening. Woodland was founded in 1862 as a burial site for soldiers. The location of over 200 soldiers has been located using ground penetrating radar. Markers have been installed [...]

Feb 10 2016

What Makes a Great Nation Great?

Sunday, April 10, 2016 3:00 – 4:00 pm Ashland Library 201 S. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA 23005 Charles F. Bryan, Jr., Ph.D., President Emeritus of the Virginia Historical Society, spoke  about the intriguing subject of what makes a great nation great. Copies of his book, Imperfect Past: History in a New Light, were available for signing. For more info about Dr. Bryan, his new book and views on the role of history in our lives [...]

Feb 10 2016

Untold Stories 2016: Growing Up In Ashland/Hanover, the Black and White Experience

Sun., Feb 28, 2016 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm The Ashland Theatre 205  England St., Ashland, VA 23005 804-798-2728 This event was a great success, with a standing-room only crowd filling the Ashland Theatre. For photos, visit the Untold Stories 2016 photo album at the Ashland Museum Facebook page (Facebook membership is not required). Mark your calendar for the 3rd installment of this popular series. Come hear stories about growing up in our town and [...]

Jan 9 2016

Camp Ashland 2016 – Aug. 1-5

Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts and Activities Center present Camp Ashland 2016, a history camp for all rising 2nd – 5th grader history buffs. Curious kid campers will explore how people lived in the 19th and early 20th Century in Ashland. What did children wear and what foods did they enjoy in the 1800s and early 1900s? What did they do for entertainment without TVs, Movies, and X-Box? How did they communicate without cell phones [...]

Nov 2 2015

2015 Holiday Walking & House Tour

On Sunday December 6, 2015, Ashland Museum will conduct two guided walking tours through Historic Downtown Ashland, some Historic Ashland neighborhoods, and a tour inside 600 S. Center Street, where we will have light refreshments before returning to the Museum. The 90-minute tours will begin at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm at Ashland Museum, 105 Hanover Avenue. Cost: $25 in advance, $15 for museum members. Reservations and prepayment are encouraged. DETAILS Beginning at Ashland Museum, [...]

Oct 22 2015

Visitors from the past expected at Ashland Train Day 2015

NEW THIS YEAR: Engaging History Productions, a coalition of historians and actors, will provide living history characters from Ashland’s past to Ashland Train Day 2015. Various characters will mingle with visitors from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Ashland Museum, Ashland Station, and The Center, and along Railroad Avenue. **Mr. Edwin Robinson, the president of the Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company until 1860, and his lovely wife will be [...]

Oct 22 2015

Ashland Train Day – Sat., Nov. 7, 2015

View photos from town-wide 2015 Ashland Train Day events at the Ashland Main Street Association Flickr photo album. The Ashland Museum will be open from 10pm until 5pm on Ashland Train Day, Saturday, November 7, 2015. Be sure to stop by! Visit the Ashland Train Day website to download the event brochure listing everything going on during the day and the map showing all the locations of activities and vendors. You can also view a [...]

Aug 16 2015

Ashland Museum presentation at the Ashland Library

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 future. And Mrs. Shalf will talk about the new effort, called Ashland Museum Inside Out, funded by grants from CultureWorks, Championed by Altria, and from [...]

Aug 7 2015

Camp Ashland – History Camp – Aug. 3-7, 2015

Ashland Museum and Hanover Arts & Activities Center present CAMP ASHLAND - A HISTORY CAMP FOR KIDS! Camp Ashland 2015 has folded its tents for this year. For photos, visit the Camp's photo album at our Facebook page. (You don't need a Facebook account to view the photos.) August 3 - 7, 2015     9 a.m.-12 p.m. Calling all rising 2nd-5th grade history buffs Messages sent to one another on a clothesline? Really? How do [...]

May 30 2015

The Decisions for War in 1914

Joint Membership Meeting:  Hanover County Historical Society and Ashland Museum "The Decisions for War in 1914" Speaker: Michael D. Krause, PhD Sunday, June 28, 2015, 2:30pm at the Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Avenue, Ashland, VA 23005 View photos from this event Attendees gathered at the Ashland Museum at 1:30pm to view the Museum's new exhibit, Bringing in a New Century: 1900-1940. The premise: One hundred years ago today, Europe was at peace. No war had [...]

May 20 2015

Boxcar Children Workshops – June 2015

Share a story from series The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner and take home a copy of your favorite episode. Learn about the history of Ashland and its important link to the railroad. Play railroad games. Climb aboard a real C&O red caboose and learn favorite railroad songs. Create your own cardboard boxcar. Participants are invited to wear their boxcar creation in the Ashland Fourth of July Parade. The Workshop is a 3-hour session [...]

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