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NC Science Festival

North Carolina Science Festival Comes to High Point

As part of the North Carolina Science Festival, the High Point Museum will be hosting two events during April.  

“Science is fun, science is everywhere, science is for everyone — that’s what the North Carolina Science Festival is all about,” said Jonathan Frederick, Festival director.

Fire and Iron: The Art and Science of the Blacksmith’s Forge will be presented Saturday, April 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. Members of the North Carolina Artist-Blacksmith's Association will be working throughout the day and discussing the science involved in taking the raw materials of the world and turning them into everyday objects.
The Museum will present North Carolina Piedmont Gold Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 4 pm in our Historical Park. Come learn about the science and history of gold mining in North Carolina. Gold was first discovered in NC in 1799, and recovering that gold still continues to this day. Learn about the chemistry of gold and the different technologies that have been used to help people get it from the ground and into their everyday lives. Also learn about the different kinds of rocks and minerals in the area and where else they found gold around the state. Visitors can try gold panning.
“We’re excited to have the North Carolina Science Festival here,” Michael Scott, Curator of Education at the High Point Museum, said. “We want to bring quality programs and activities to our city Museum that connect history to a variety of multi-disciplines including science and art.”


Pastimes in the Park

Visit our Historical Park Saturdays, April 8 & 22 to watch our costumed blacksmith conducting demonstrations. On Saturday, April 1
Natural Egg Dyeing in the Historical Park
We’ll provide eggs you can dip in dyes made from plant material, like onionskins and blueberries. $1 per egg. Limit 2 per person. Free for members. 
Both of these drop-in programs are held from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Natural Egg Dyeing

High Point Museum Guild Meeting

Wednesday, April 5, 10 am
Representatives from the Landscape Architecture Archive at North Carolina State University Libraries will discuss the Tillson drawings donated by the High Point Historical Society to their special collection. 

Gallery Talk

Saturday, April 8, 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. After the presentation, participants will be to tour the exhibit as well as ask questions. Smallwood will be discussing the origins of slavery and slave deeds in North Carolina. He will look at early indentured servitude and its evolution in to slavery and the slave system.

Thomas Day, Cabinet Maker: Man in the Middle

Monday, April 24, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
1st Floor Morgan Room, High Point Library
Thomas Day (1801-c. 1861) was a highly-successful free African-American cabinet maker based in the Piedmont of North Carolina. His striking and innovative designs still inspire awe among furniture and antiques collectors. But his life and work were complicated by many competing antebellum social forces: black and white, slave and free, North and South, Africa and America, art and craft. This dynamic presentation by Laurel B. Sneed, film-maker, educator, and researcher, will analyze the historical evidence, savor Day's legacy in wood, and explore the mystery of Thomas Day and his workshop.
This program is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities

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