Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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June 8, 2014

D-Day anniversary; open mic night; extended hours

ASHLAND — The Highlands Museum and Discovery Center is proud to be a sponsor with The Eastern Kentucky Military Historical Society of “The War Days: 1944.”

The 70th anniversary of D-Day will be evident throughout the streets of Ashland from 13th to 17th street on, Saturday, June, 14 as stores recreate the scene. Guided tours will be offered at the Highlands Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning each hour. Cost is $10 per person: children 10 and younger free. Each person will receive a commemorative copy of The Ashland Daily Independent of that day. Veterans of WWII will be on hand to meet from noon to 2 p.m.

Pickin’ time

Highlands Museum is accepting antiques and other furniture and decorative items for its second annual auction —   “Pickin’ at the Highlands,” which will be Nov. 8. As you redecorate or clean out those items you no longer treasure, we will gladly accept them for our sale for others to treasure. We also are accepting items for our Attic and Book Sale, which is during Pogue Landing Days in September. 

Late hours

We are open late on Thursday — until 7 p.m. This is a great time to book a birthday party in the Discovery Center.  Parties are welcome any time during the day and on Saturday. Call to make your reservation and remember, members receive a 20 percent discount.

Music showcase

The Country Music Highway is a major part of the music industry and we feature many of those artists from this area in our Country Music Heritage Hall who have gone on to greatness in the country music industry.

The third Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. is “Country Showdown at the Highlands,” when you become the star at our Open Mic Night. Country and bluegrass singers and pickers are invited to take the mic as we continue to give our locals an opportunity to be heard and discovered. Each month the audience will select the Artist of the Month and that artist will be featured in our Country Music Heritage Hall. The show will be recorded and broadcasted by Outkast Road Show throughout the month. The next Country Showdown at the Highlands Open Mic Night will be June 19. 

A new name

The historical group known as The Ladies of the Highlands has officially changed the name to Friends of the Highlands in an effort to make men welcome to the very industrious group.

This is a support group for the Highlands Museum who sponsor The Victorian Tea and the Christmas Tour of Homes, The Attic Sale and help with many other activities each year.

CAROL R. ALLEN is executive director of the Highlands Museum and Discovery Center.

 

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