Ashland is  privileged to have one of the finest collections of any historic house museum in the country.  In addition to the largest and most important collection of artifacts of the life of Henry Clay anywhere, Ashland has significant furnishings, silver, fine art, books, and textiles.  The collections form the basis for all of our visitor experiences and programs.  We maintain an active preservation and conservation program to insure the long term survival of the treasures we hold in public trust.  We also continually seek to enhance our collection through careful acquisition.  We are always interested in hearing of artifacts that might be of importance to our collection and such artifacts may be brought to the attention of curator Eric Brooks at or 859-266-8581 x203. Such submissions should include as much information about the artifacts as possible including source and previous ownership and especially images.

For information on how Ashland manages its collection please see our collections management policy. collections management policy 2003 , To search the collection please visit our online catalog by clicking Catalog.