Old Post Office and Steen's Military Museum, Ashland
The Old Post Office
The Old Post Office
The interior of the building
One of the displays within Steen's Military Museum
Backstory and Context
The post office has held an engineering firm, a bookstore, the Jesse Stuart Foundation, and several other businesses. The building currently houses Steen's Military Museum, which offers exhibits and artifacts related to the military from the French and Indian War to the modern era. Steen has been working on opening a military museum after twenty years of planning and collecting. The Steen family operates the building and the museum, with most items in the museum coming from their extensive collection of firearms and uniforms. The Steen family also provides the historic cannons that can be seen around downtown Ashland through their own cannon foundry.
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