Ashland Historical Society at Ashland History Museum
|Established:||October 1996, Building acquired 2015|
|Physical Location/Address:||207 North 15th Street|
|Hours:||1-4 Thursday Afternoons year round, 1-4 Thursdays & Sundays May through October|
|Any special events or exhibits relating to Nebraska’s 150?:||Planning a float in the annual community Stir-up Parade held in July|
|Tell us about your organization (400 words or less):||The Ashland Historical Society is a non-profit corporation open for membership to all interested persons. It receives no federal, state or county money for its support. No admission is charged but donations are appreciated as is volunteer labor.
The mission of the Society is to collect, care for, exhibit, interpret and demonstrate items that will serve to illustrate the history of the Ashland area. In October, 1996 a group of Ashland residents met to organize a historical society. Officers were chosen and meetings are quarterly with an annual meeting held in October.
In February, 2015 the City of Ashland rented the Carnegie Library building to the Historical Society for use as a museum. Artifacts have been collected and are displayed on a rotation basis. Biographies of Ashland citizens, histories of homes and businesses, and photographs of the area are on file. Our thanks to all who have contributed to this collection.