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Bills of Sale: Slave Deeds of Guilford County

Exhibit Extended 

The Bills of Sale: Slave Deeds of Guilford County exhibit has been extended one week until Saturday, April 22. 

This exhibit is presented in partnership with the International Civil Rights Center and Museum and the Guilford County Register of Deeds. In 2015, the Register of Deeds made these slave deeds, dating from 1774 to 1826, available online. These deeds show transactions concerning men, women, and children of color. The records provide opportunities to reflect on the inhumanity of the trade in people, but they also open research avenues for those looking for family connections. 

Heritage Research Center Hours

The Heritage Research Center at the High Point Public Library has its adjusted hours:
     9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday - Thursday 
     9 am to 8 pm
     9 am to 6 pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Also the Spring Book Club: Southern Quakers has been cancelled.

Museum plans new Docent training

Are you interested in history? Do you enjoy public speaking? Do you want to give back to the community?
Then the High Point Museum has just the thing for you – become a volunteer. We’re looking for people who are interested in learning about a bit of High Point’s past and helping us pass along that story to our visitors. Our docent program is for ages 18 and up.
Docents simply are educators. They are museum volunteers who give tours and offer information regarding the Museum, its exhibits and historic structures.
The docents assist with scheduled group tours for both adults and children. Enthusiasm and an ability to communicate are all you need to get started. Training is free and no prior knowledge of High Point history is necessary. The training will be conducted Tuesdays in May at 10 am.
Check out the website under the “Get Involved” then “Volunteer” section for the application. Fill out the form and either email (hpmuseum@highpointnc.gov), mail (1859 E. Lexington Ave. High Point NC 27262), or drop it off at the Museum by Friday, April 21. 

See Me exhibit

New Exhibit Opening

"SEE ME: Looking with In(ten)tion" exhibit is a project created by fourteen High Point University juniors and seniors enrolled in a Service Learning Documentary Photography class under the direction of Benita VanWinkle. Their focus involved documenting the immigrants of minority cultures that make up ten percent of the High Point community and the impact they have on our community.

The students will be conducting a presentation on the exhibit Thursday, April 27 at 10 am and on Saturday, April 29 between 10 am and 1 pm students will be available to discuss the exhibit and answer questions. 
Historical Marker Dedication

Historical Marker Dedication 

A historical marker will be dedicated Friday, April 28 at 11 am in Oakwood Municipal Cemetery, 512 Steele St. It is free and open to the public.

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