Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate is open to the general public for home tours, special events and educational programs related to Kentucky history and archaeology. Ashland’s website has information and on-line resources, including educational programs focused on artifacts.

Students who visit Ashland can participate in a “hands on” experience with nineteenth century artifacts. Working in teams, they will make hypotheses about their artifact’s purpose. They will defend their hypotheses in front of the group and take questions before being presented with the artifact’s actual purpose. Follow up can be done that tie in many of Kentucky’s Curriculum on Historical Perspective. In addition to using historical perspective content, students will be engaging in many of the SLO (Speaking, Listening, Observing) objectives in KDE’s curriculum guide as well as using scientific processes to observe and draw conclusions.