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Dec 19

Pageants of Progress: Part 3 – contributed by Marian Inabinett

Posted to History Hindsights on December 19, 2023 at 12:38 PM by Tamara Vaughan

In 1923 and again in 1938, High Point made the celebration of its history into grand occasions with two events called the “Pageant of Progress.” High Point staged a third “pageant” in 1951 to celebrate the beginning of the construction of the North Carolina Railroad and, thus, the naming of the city. This Centennial Celebration out-shone its predecessors in scope and scale. Many people still remember the Centennial Parade on the afternoon of July 13, 1951. During the 100th Anniversary Year of the first Pageant, an exhibit showing currently in the Museum’s Lecture Gallery features photographs from the parades. 

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Dec 19

Pageants of Progress: Part 2 – contributed by Marian Inabinett

Posted to History Hindsights on December 19, 2023 at 12:16 PM by Tamara Vaughan

In 1923 and again in 1938, High Point made the celebration of its history into grand occasions with two events called the “Pageant of Progress.” The scale and spectacle of each drew thousands of spectators and included hundreds of participants. While the “pageant” in 1938 was an actual stage production, numerous other events took place including a massive parade down Main Street for both occasions. During the 100th Anniversary Year of the first Pageant, an exhibit showing currently in the Museum’s Lecture Gallery features photographs from the parades. 

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Dec 18

Pageants of Progress: Part 1 – contributed by Marian Inabinett

Posted to History Hindsights on December 18, 2023 at 9:14 AM by Tamara Vaughan

In 1923 and again in 1938, High Point made the celebration of its history into grand occasions with two events called the “Pageant of Progress.” The scale and spectacle of each drew thousands of spectators and included hundreds of participants. While the “pageant” in 1938 was an actual stage production, numerous other events took place including a massive parade down Main Street for both occasions. During the 100th Anniversary Year of the first Pageant, an exhibit showing currently in the Museum’s Lecture Gallery features photographs from the parades.  

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