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High Point History
The town of High Point was chartered on May 26, 1859. It was located at the crossroads of the North Carolina Railroad and the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road (now Main Street).
History at Home
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Blog related to the High Point Museum and High Point's history
High Point is home to a diverse population. Learn more about the different cultures.
High Point Museum is highlighting holiday items from the High Point Historical Society collection.
The High Point Museum has four historic properties on our campus - John Haley House (1786), Hoggatt House (1801), Blacksmith Shop (1841) and the Little Red Schoolhouse (1930).
The High Point Museum provides online access to its collections in many ways.
Caring for Your Treasures
The following resources will help you preserve family heirlooms in your own home for the enjoyment and study of generations to come.
Furniture and its related industries fuel our economy, and the city dances to the rhythms of its markets.
Although the furniture manufacturing thrived in High Point, the textile industry created equal prosperity for the city.
Since its incorporation in 1859, High Point citizens have taken up arms in every conflict from the Civil War to most recently, the war in Afghanistan.
Heritage Research Center
Access the Library's Heritage Research Center to search for information.
Few dispute that John Coltrane was the greatest jazz saxophonist that the world has seen.
Access links that may be helpful for research needs.
The High Point Museum’s Virtual Exhibits illustrate the many stories of High Point and unique objects in our collection. Current exhibits feature local sports, City Lake Park, High Point Normal & Industrial Institute, and many other topics. New exhibits are frequently added and can be found here.
Zoom Virtual Backgrounds
Show off your hometown pride in your next Zoom meeting with one of 12 virtual backgrounds featuring historical photographs from the High Point Museum collection.
Underground Railroad History
History of the Underground Railroad in North Carolina with focus on the Quaker involvement.