May 11

End of Watch: High Point Police Department Fallen Officers – contributed by Linda Willard

Posted on May 11, 2022 at 9:16 AM by Tamara Vaughan

The term “end of watch” is used by police and firefighters to designate that an officer has died while in the line of duty.  It is used less often to designate that an officer is retiring. Next week is National Police Week, established to honor America’s law enforcement community. Peace Officers Memorial Day on the Sunday of that week commemorates those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. In honor of National Police Week, Linda Willard recognizes the five High Point police officers whose watch has ended. 

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Apr 27

Preservation and Access: Documenting a Rare Confederate Enlisted Man’s Jacket – by Marian Inabinett

Posted on April 27, 2022 at 3:04 PM by Tamara Vaughan

This week is National Preservation Week, an initiative developed to raise preservation awareness in the library and archives community. Museums celebrate this week as well and use it to promote their activities to save and preserve artifacts, photographs, and archives in their collections. Many people know about the High Point Historical Society’s annual Adopt-An-Artifact campaign that raises funds for conservation of specific artifacts. However, we engage in preservation activities every day, utilizing best practices to preserve the items in our care. We’ve recently completed a unique preservation project for one of our most fragile artifacts in order to make it accessible: a detailed analysis and documentation of a rare jacket from the American Civil War. The analysis makes the jacket “available” for study without having to be handled physically. 

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Apr 13

Enterprise Easter – contributed by Corinne Midgett

Posted on April 13, 2022 at 3:46 PM by Tamara Vaughan

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal, and the Easter holiday—occurring each year on a March or April Sunday—has become a celebration of new life. A lot of Easter imagery includes baby animals, eggs, green foliage, and colorful flowers. For those who attend church, new clothing for the Easter service is also a tradition. That might include a new suit, new dress, and new shoes, sometimes in bright or pastel spring colors. 

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