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Photo of the day:  the original Methodist Episcopal South church, c. 1880s.  Previously located at the corner of 13th an...
09/20/2020

Photo of the day: the original Methodist Episcopal South church, c. 1880s. Previously located at the corner of 13th and Winchester Avenue (where the Paramount is now). This building was replaced in 1891 with a more elaborate church. That church was sold and razed to make way for the Paramount. The M.E. south had begun construction of a new building at the intersection of Central and 15th but it was never completed. The South congregation joined with the North in 1938 to create the First United Methodist Church (The "Chocolate Church.")
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #chocolatechurch

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is happy to announce that Dr. Des Coveries will be attending our first annual Bo...
09/19/2020

The Highlands Museum & Discovery Center is happy to announce that Dr. Des Coveries will be attending our first annual Boo Bash! Join us for a fun evening as Des showcases his "creepy crawly" friends! Stay tuned for more updates on entertainment for the Boo Bash and get your tickets now.

Photo of the day:  The home of Dr. William Salisbury, previously at 1100 Bath Ave (where King's Daughters & Sons is now)...
09/19/2020

Photo of the day: The home of Dr. William Salisbury, previously at 1100 Bath Ave (where King's Daughters & Sons is now), c. 1900. Salisbury was a two time Mayor of Ashland and was instrumental in getting the roads paved.
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Photo of the day:  A view of ARMCO during the 1937 flood.#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #1937flood #armco
09/18/2020

Photo of the day: A view of ARMCO during the 1937 flood.
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Photo of the day:  Ashland High School football team, 1922.#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #ashlandhighschool
09/17/2020

Photo of the day: Ashland High School football team, 1922.
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The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center would like to thank the sponsors of our very first Annual Golf Benefit:Clark's...
09/16/2020

The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center would like to thank the sponsors of our very first Annual Golf Benefit:
Clark's Pump & Shop
Tri-State Opthamology
VanAntwerp Attorneys, LLP
Warnock & Warnock Law Office
Community Trust Bank
Cook with Judy Fannin
First & Peoples Bank & Trust
King's Daughters Medical Center
Borders Sporting Goods
Kentucky Power Company
Edward Jones Investments
Delta Hotel
General Heating & Air Conditioning
Vesuvius
Peoples Bank
OPW Retail Fueling

Photo of the day:  postcard view of Winchester Avenue c. 1910.  Looking towards 13th street.  The tower in the distance ...
09/16/2020

Photo of the day: postcard view of Winchester Avenue c. 1910. Looking towards 13th street. The tower in the distance belonged to the Methodist Episcopal church south that once stood where the Paramount is now.
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Join us for a fun evening for the whole family!  A socially distanced Halloween Party with games, great food, a spooky "...
09/15/2020

Join us for a fun evening for the whole family! A socially distanced Halloween Party with games, great food, a spooky "haunted alley" with treats at the end and special entertainment. To ensure Covid-19 guidelines seats must be purchased in advance. Call 606-329-8888 for reservations.
Update: Dr. Des Coveries will bring his animal friends as part of the evenings entertainment.
#highlandsmuseum #happyhalloween #halloweenparty #trickortreat #ashlandky

Photo of the day:  Faulkner store window display, c. 1920s.  Previously located in the McCleary building at 15th and Win...
09/15/2020

Photo of the day: Faulkner store window display, c. 1920s. Previously located in the McCleary building at 15th and Winchester (now home to Fat Patty's). Faulkner was eventually bought out by C.H. Parsons company.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky

Photo of the day:  Looking west on Winchester Avenue from 15th Street during the 1937 flood.#highlandsmuseum #history #a...
09/14/2020

Photo of the day: Looking west on Winchester Avenue from 15th Street during the 1937 flood.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #1937flood

Photo of the day:  Postcard of Pollard Baptist church, c. 1910s-20s.#highlandsmuseum  #history #ashlandky #pollardbaptis...
09/13/2020

Photo of the day: Postcard of Pollard Baptist church, c. 1910s-20s.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #pollardbaptistchurch

Photo of the day:  The Peebles Home, c. 1880s.  Built in 1875 by Robert Peebles the home still stands at 14th and Bath A...
09/12/2020

Photo of the day: The Peebles Home, c. 1880s. Built in 1875 by Robert Peebles the home still stands at 14th and Bath Avenue and is the only example of 19th century Gothic architecture in Ashland.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #gothicarchitecture

Only one week until our first annual Golf Benefit!  To celebrate this event we have a fantastic opportunity for one luck...
09/11/2020

Only one week until our first annual Golf Benefit! To celebrate this event we have a fantastic opportunity for one lucky winner to receive a customized chainsaw sculpture by local artist, Travis Williams! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the museum or call us at 606-329-8888. You do not need to be present to win. Winner will choose the design of the finished piece. Drawing will be held at the end of the Golf Benefit on September 18.

Photo of the day:  A view of Front Street looking west from Broadway (16th street), c. 1880s.  The large building in the...
09/11/2020

Photo of the day: A view of Front Street looking west from Broadway (16th street), c. 1880s. The large building in the distance is the Aldine Hotel, the first hotel built in Ashland.
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Photo of the day:  Interior view of the Ladies Department at Parsons Department Store, c. 1930s.  Once a prominent store...
09/10/2020

Photo of the day: Interior view of the Ladies Department at Parsons Department Store, c. 1930s. Once a prominent store in downtown Ashland, the old Parsons building is now home to the Highlands Museum.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #chparsons

Artist's Corner at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center
09/09/2020

Artist's Corner at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

Don't forget! There is one week left to get your submissions in for our Oct-Dec show! Deadline is September 16th. Send photos of works to [email protected]. See attached form for info about submitting.

Photo of the day:  A view of the Northwest corner of 16th and Winchester, c. 1940s.  Much of this corner has changed sin...
09/09/2020

Photo of the day: A view of the Northwest corner of 16th and Winchester, c. 1940s. Much of this corner has changed since then. The old Alfon theater can just barely be seen on the far left.
#highlandsmuseum #ashlandky #history

Photo of the day:  Ashland Poage, c. 1880.  Ashland Poage was the first child born in Ashland after the name was changed...
09/08/2020

Photo of the day: Ashland Poage, c. 1880. Ashland Poage was the first child born in Ashland after the name was changed from Poage Settlement to Ashland in 1854. He died young in 1886. His home still stands on Bath Ave.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky

Photo of the day:  the Douglas Putnam home, c. 1890s.  Built in 1874, this home stood on the north side of 13th and Bath...
09/07/2020

Photo of the day: the Douglas Putnam home, c. 1890s. Built in 1874, this home stood on the north side of 13th and Bath (where the parking garage is now). Putnam was a Civil War vet who moved to Ashland in 1869. He worked for the Lexington and Big Sandy Railroad which later became the Ashland Iron and Mining Company.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky

Photo of the day:  Church of God Holiness in the Avondale community, c. 1935.  Avondale was a residential community made...
09/06/2020

Photo of the day: Church of God Holiness in the Avondale community, c. 1935. Avondale was a residential community made up of leftover land between 13th Street, . The area was condemned in 1963. The Tennis Center is where it was now. Does anyone recognize anyone in this photo?
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #avondale

Photo of the day:  The Kress Co. Five and Dime store during the 1913 flood.  Kress was located between 16th and 17th str...
09/05/2020

Photo of the day: The Kress Co. Five and Dime store during the 1913 flood. Kress was located between 16th and 17th streets on Greenup Ave. The building still stands and was most recently the Boston Beanery/D-Rays Montana Grill.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #kressfiveanddime

Photo of the day:  Looking southeast on Winchester Avenue from 15th street, c. 1980s.#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandk...
09/04/2020

Photo of the day: Looking southeast on Winchester Avenue from 15th street, c. 1980s.
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Photo of the day:  A view of Front Street looking west, c. 1880s. #highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky
09/03/2020

Photo of the day: A view of Front Street looking west, c. 1880s.
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Artist's Corner at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center
09/02/2020

Artist's Corner at the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center

Hi everyone! We are now accepting submissions for our October-December show! Please send photos of works to [email protected] and use the attached form to submit. You can also drop off hard copies at the front desk of the museum. Artists will be contacted if their piece(s) were chosen for this show. Please feel free to contact me with any questions! There is still time to see the current show, it will run through the end of the month.

Photo of the day:  Inside the nail mill at Norton Iron Works, c. 1890s.  Norton Iron Works was located near the river be...
09/02/2020

Photo of the day: Inside the nail mill at Norton Iron Works, c. 1890s. Norton Iron Works was located near the river between 21st and 23rd streets.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky

Photo of the day:  A summer display in the front windows of Parson Department Store, c. 1950s.  The old Parsons Departme...
09/01/2020

Photo of the day: A summer display in the front windows of Parson Department Store, c. 1950s. The old Parsons Department Store building is now home to the Highlands Museum.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #parsonsdepartmentstore

Photo of the day:  The Hugh Russell Hardware and Harness Shop, c. 1900.  Formerly located at the corner of 14th and Gree...
08/31/2020

Photo of the day: The Hugh Russell Hardware and Harness Shop, c. 1900. Formerly located at the corner of 14th and Greenup Avenue.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky

Photo of the day:  St. Paul's Lutheran Church as it looked when located at 14th and Winchester, c. 1890s.  This church b...
08/30/2020

Photo of the day: St. Paul's Lutheran Church as it looked when located at 14th and Winchester, c. 1890s. This church began in 1866 as the United Evangelical Church. Many of the early congregation were German immigrants and services were held in German for many years. The church moved to its current location at 14th and Bath Avenue in 1951.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #stpaulslutheran

Photo of the day:  Looking east on Winchester Avenue from 11th street during the 1937 flood.  The Ventura Hotel can be s...
08/29/2020

Photo of the day: Looking east on Winchester Avenue from 11th street during the 1937 flood. The Ventura Hotel can be seen in the distance on the right.
#highlandsmuseum #history #1937flood #venturahotel

Photo of the day:  Looking east on Greenup Avenue from 16th street, c. 1939.#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky
08/28/2020

Photo of the day: Looking east on Greenup Avenue from 16th street, c. 1939.
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Photo of the day:  the old Union Depot, previously located at 13th and Front street, c. 1880s.  Built in 1883 it was des...
08/27/2020

Photo of the day: the old Union Depot, previously located at 13th and Front street, c. 1880s. Built in 1883 it was destroyed by fire in 1897.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky

Photo of the day:  A view of the Central Park Pond looking towards Lexington Avenue, c. late 1940s-early 50s.  The pond ...
08/26/2020

Photo of the day: A view of the Central Park Pond looking towards Lexington Avenue, c. late 1940s-early 50s. The pond was filled in in 1957 due to fears of illnesses spread by mosquitoes. It was reopened in 1995.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #ashlandcentralpark

Photo of the day:  McMeans Pharmacy, formerly at the corner of 16th and Winchester Ave, c. 1980s.#highlandsmuseum #histo...
08/25/2020

Photo of the day: McMeans Pharmacy, formerly at the corner of 16th and Winchester Ave, c. 1980s.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky #mcmeanspharmacy

Photo of the day:  view of Winchester Ave looking east from 13th street, c. 1910.#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky
08/24/2020

Photo of the day: view of Winchester Ave looking east from 13th street, c. 1910.
#highlandsmuseum #history #ashlandky

Photo of the day:  Unity Baptist Church as it looked c. 1890s.  Photo courtesy of the Boyd County Public Library.#highla...
08/23/2020

Photo of the day: Unity Baptist Church as it looked c. 1890s. Photo courtesy of the Boyd County Public Library.
#highlandsmuseum #history #unitybabptistchurch #ashlandky

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1620 Winchester Ave
Ashland, KY
41101

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Admission: Adults $6.50 / children & senior citizens $5.00 / 2 and under are free

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Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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(606) 329-8888

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Great turnout at the Highland's Museum event!!! It's really fun when we all get together and talk about what we love, photography!! Thanks to the Highland's for the opportunity to present our work. Tri-state Camera Club!!
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To Carol Rice Allen, Executive Director. Greetings to you and to The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center, from Dr. John Mark Carter. I have been e-mailing a Mr, Bob Long in preparation for my wife, Cindy, and myself to travel to your Museum on June 14, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. to present to Bob Long and other members of The Eastern Kentucky Military Historical Society at your Museum. My presentation will be about my newly published historical fiction novel about the Kentucky Civil War Battle of Mill Springs on January 19, 1862. My historical novel is entitled, The Parsons' Sons. I am wondering if The Highlands Museum has an historical Collection of Civil War texts, books, archives, etc. If yes, then I would be happy to donate a complementary copy of The Parsons' Sons (ISBN: 978-1-946250-38-4) to your Highlands Museum. Bob Long has stated to me that the complementary copy of The Parsons' Sons that I am mailing to him will be placed in the Collections of the Ashland Kentucky Public Library. So, once again, I would be happy to send a comp. copy of The Parsons' Sons to you at the Highlands Museum. Thanks for letting me know your wishes concerning my donation to The Museum. To view the nearly 100 county public libraries and state and private college and universities which now have The Parsons' Sons in their Collections, please click on my Facebook. ([email protected]). Best Wishes, Dr. John Mark Carter, Professor Emeritus, Kentucky Colonel, Listed in Multiple Editions of Who;s Who Among America's Teachers, and Author of the Kentucky Civil War historical fiction novel about the Battle of Mill Springs, The Parsons' Sons.
Saturday July 22, 2017
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