Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 11, 2013

Military figurines on display at Highlands Museum and Discovery Center


The Independent

ASHLAND — The recently acquired Ballantyine Collection is on display at the Highlands Museum and Discovery center.

Curator Heather Akers said an area resident who wishes to remain anonymous donated the 130-piece collection to pursue other collecting interests.

The figurines representing various soldiers in history are handmade and hand painted by Ballantyne of Walkerburn, a Scottish company founded in 1989 by a retired captain in the British army, is known for making a wide variety of military figurines. The ones in the museum’s new collection range from early American and Civil War to Asian and British figures to modern-day officers.

The collection will be displayed through May.