Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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June 19, 2014

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ASHLAND — HIGHLANDS MUSEUM

AND DISCOVERY CENTER

Exhibits

‰Through July — “Old Friends: Playthings of the Past,” 100 years of toy history. Learn about the origins of some of the most popular toys as you walk by displays featuring dolls, board games, action figures and more.

‰Through August — “Beauty by the Sea,” history of swimwear from the 1900s to the present.

Events

‰Today, 7 to 9 p.m. — Open mic night. Country or bluegrass songs only. Open mic night is every third Thursday. Cost: $3 per person.

‰July 4, 4 to 8 p.m. — First Fridays (of every month). Free face paintings and games. Admission to main floor is free and Discovery Center is $3.50.

‰July 17, 7 to 9 p.m. — Open mic night. Country or bluegrass songs only. Open mic night is every third Thursday. Cost: $3 per person.

‰Aug. 1, 4 to 8 p.m. — First Fridays of every month. Free face paintings and games. Admission to main floor is free and Discovery Center is $3.50.

‰Aug. 21, 7 to 9 p.m. — Open mic night. Country or bluegrass songs only. Open mic night is every third Thursday. Cost: $3 per person.

Children’s exhibits

‰”Treehouse of My Own.”

‰“Discovery Cavern.”

‰“The Aqua Zone.”

‰“Interactive dig pit.”

The museum will stay open until 7 p.m. every Thursday.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays.

Cost for adults: $6.50; seniors and children: $5; Members and those 2 and younger admitted free. Rentals of Main Hall for wedding receptions or private parties are available. Call the museum for details.

Phone: (606) 329-8888; Fax: (606) 324-3218; email: christine@highlandsmuseum.com; Web address: Highlandsmuseum.com. The museum is at 1620 Winchester Ave. in Ashland.

HUNTINGTON MUSEUM

OF ART

Current exhibits

‰Through June 29 — “Barbizon Paintings.”

‰Through July 13 — “69th Allied Artists of West Virginia Juried Exhibit.”

‰Through Aug. 3 — “The Macy’s Foundation Presents: North of Sixty: Canadian Inuit Prints.”

‰Through Aug. 10 — Work by Jeanne Quinn.

‰Through Aug. 24 — “Excavations from the Vault: Herman Dean and the Hudson Bay.”

Events

‰Aug. 16 and 17 — “Macy’s Presents Hilltop: Books Only.”

The museum offers free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.

Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 2033 McCoy Road, Huntington. For more information, call (304) 529-2701 or visit hmoa.org.

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