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Oct 16

Strikes or no strikes at Highland Cotton Mill – contributed by Bonnie Showfety

Posted to History Hindsights on October 16, 2023 at 1:26 PM by Tamara Vaughan

The High Point Historical Society funded a second Summer Internship in 2023 focused on the Highland Cotton Mill Village and its neighborhood association. Bonnie Showfety worked with Museum Registrar Corinne Midgett to complete interviews with Highland Mill Village residents and to develop a walking tour of the Highland Mill Historic District for the High Point Museum’s app. Besides describing life in the neighborhood, many interviewees talked about work at the mill. Their stories inspired Bonnie to learn more about strikes and labor union activity. While High Point saw fewer strikes and no violent labor unrest like in other North Carolina cities, Bonnie found that textile and hosiery workers at Highland did fight for better wages and working conditions.  

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Sep 08

Dispatches from High Point’s Dark Ages - Part IX - by Larry Cates

Posted to History Hindsights on September 8, 2023 at 2:42 PM by Tamara Vaughan

The postwar agricultural revolution: Fairs, model farms, societies, and institutes

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Sep 08

Artist Herbert Paul McClure: A Highlight of High Point — contributed by Stephan Rantz

Posted to History Hindsights on September 8, 2023 at 2:36 PM by Tamara Vaughan

A display featuring Herbert Paul McClure’s High Point Highlights will be on view at the High Point Public Library near the entrance to the Heritage Research Center through the end of June 2023. Be sure to stop in and take a look. 

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