Museum Events

Oct 28 2022

2022 Holiday Guided Walking Tour & Reception

The Ashland Museum will lead a tour along South Center Street on Sunday, December 4. Walk along the first area the RF&P developed after establishing the resort property in the 1850s. Learn about some of the original homeowners and the architectural styles along the tracks. At the end of the tour, we’ll stop for a reception at 905 S. Center St. This home was built in 1872. The 90-minute tour will be offered at 2:00 [...]

Jun 19 2022

Fish Like Huck Finn

Fish Like Huck Finn Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 9-11 am, for rising 2nd through 6th graders, DeJarnette Park, 400 Race Course St., Ashland Join the Ashland Museum and Ashland Parks & Recreation Committee for a morning of learning to Fish Like Huck Finn. Using bamboo poles and live bait, kids will learn the techniques and etiquette of fishing with pole and a worm. Free, but reservations are required – please email or phone 804-368-7314. A [...]

Apr 10 2022

Woodland Cemetery Tours – Fall 2022

Join Susan Tucker, Woodland Cemetery Administrator, for a guided walking tour of Ashland's historic Woodland Cemetery on Tuesday, September 20 at 6pm or Tuesday, September 27, at 6pm. Discover what's new at Woodland Cemetery and learn about ... the Civil War soldiers buried in cemetery, Ashland's founding fathers Randolph-Macon College founders and presidents Secretariat's owner An Ashlander connected to the aftermath of abolitionist John Brown's execution Ashland's connection to yellow fever research Cost: Members - free [...]

Mar 27 2022

Triple Treat – Celebrate Secretariat, Riva Ridge, and Penny Chenery

Triple Treat – Celebrate Secretariat, Riva Ridge and Penny Chenery Saturday, April 23, 5-7 pm, The Depot, 107 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland, VA. Help celebrate Secretariat's birthday, the 50th anniversary of Riva Ridge's Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes wins, and the first lady of thoroughbred racing Penny Chenery's 100th birthday. Join the authors of Secretariat's Meadow – The Land, The Family, The Legend Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Penny Chenery, and Leeanne Meadows Ladin along [...]

Jan 11 2022

HistoryTalks – Sumpter Priddy – Mr. Jefferson’s Chair

HistoryTalks – Sumpter Priddy, III – Mr. Jefferson's Chair Thursday, January 27, 7pm at the Ashland Theatre “The one Mrs. Trist would chuse”:  Thomas Jefferson, the Trist Family, and the Monticello Campeachy Chair. A fascinating story of Jefferson's search for a Campeche chair, romantic intrigue, enslaved woodworker John Hemings, and a two-centuries old family story. Sumpter Priddy, III holds a BA in Architectural History from the University of Virginia and an MA from Winterthur. He served [...]

Aug 19 2021

Exhibition – Crossroads: Change in Rural America

Crossroads: Change in Rural America Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street exhibition – co-hosted with Hanover Museum of History & Culture August 28-October 3, 2021 – Tuesday through Friday: 12-4 pm; Saturday: 10 am-2 pm; Sunday: 1-4 pm; and by appointment. Free. Exhibition will be in the new Hanover Museum of History & Culture,7496 County Complex County Rd., Hanover, VA 23069. “Crossroads” explores how rural American communities changed in the 20th century. The exhibition looks at that remarkable societal [...]

Jun 21 2021

Canceled: Kid’s History Camp 2021 – Aug 2-6

Thank you for your interest, but we are canceling this event. 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 2-6 from 9 am to 12 noon at The Center (Hanover Arts & Activities Center), 500 South Center Street, Ashland, VA. We will explore historic Ashland, have arts and crafts activities, and play 19th and 20th century games. Some of [...]

May 7 2021

Woodland Cemetery Tour – Fall 2021

Thanks for your interest. Tonight's tour is full. Please watch for the dates for our spring tours. We will have our walking of Woodland Cemetery on Sept. 30, and Oct. 7, 2021 Join us for our fall walking tour of Ashland's historic Woodland Cemetery. Woodland Cemetery was founded in 1862 as a burial site for soldiers. Thursday, September 30, 5:30pm or Thursday, October 7, 5:30 pm – Learn the stories about some of Ashland's interesting residents: Ashland's founding [...]

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