Museum Schedules Exhibit Programming
In conjunction with the exhibit Bills of Sale: Slave Deeds of Guilford County, the High Point Museum is hosting a variety of programs. All events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, March 7, 11 am to 12 pm
Introduction to African American Genealogy
African Americans face distinct challenges when trying to uncover their ancestors’ stories. This class covers the basic steps for getting started on the journey to reconnecting with your rich heritage. With Marcellaus Joiner of the Heritage Research Center.
Saturday, March 18, 2 pm 3:30 pm
Arwin D. Smallwood, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of History, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, will be discussing his research as it relates to exhibit, Bills of Sale: Slave Deeds of Guilford County. After the presentation, participants will be to tour the exhibit as well as ask questions.
Saturday, March 25, 2 pm to 4 pm
Genetic Genealogy: Basic Science and Real Life Case Studies
Bryana Campbell of 23andMe presents a basic overview of the science behind genetic genealogy and how it can be useful in overcoming some of your brick walls. She will introduce participants to the 23andMe DNA test offerings. Larry Cates follows with a series of case studies taken from his own research using his own and his father's autosomal DNA results. Y-DNA results also will be used to show how he reached certain genealogical conclusions using the test results of total strangers.
For more information on the exhibit please visit our website.