Sep 28

The 1950 Census – contributed by Stephan Rantz

Posted on September 28, 2022 at 10:16 AM by Tamara Vaughan

With the release of the film, Elvis, this year, and Being the Ricardos last year, it seems America is riding a wave of nostalgia for the 1950s. One cannot help but to wonder if all this retro-cinema took inspiration from the release of the 1950 United States Census earlier this year. 

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Sep 15

Holy Smoke: Vintage North Carolina barbecue from local church cookbooks — by Stephan Rantz

Posted on September 15, 2022 at 10:10 AM by Tamara Vaughan

This week, the Museum opens an exhibit from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources on the history and tradition of North Carolina barbecue. Stephan Rantz takes look in the treasure trove of church cookbooks in the Heritage Research Center at the High Point Public Library to find tasty and vintage recipes inspired by our “Holy Grub.” As befits any church picnic or potluck, there’s plenty to try and something for everyone. 

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Aug 31

Educating Nurses in High Point – contributed by Marian Inabinett

Posted on August 31, 2022 at 10:26 AM by Tamara Vaughan

With the beginning of the new Fall Semester this week, High Point University opens its new Department of Nursing Program and welcomes the first students in the program. The Department’s complex, located at the corner of University Parkway and East Lexington Avenue, features a skills lab and simulation suites to train student nurses. This venture in nursing education isn’t High Point’s first: from around 1908 to 1978, nurses trained in the wards of High Point’s hospitals. Here’s a brief, illustrated history of the nursing schools at High Point Memorial Hospital and Guilford General Hospital.

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