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Mayor Declares May National Preservation Month

Mayor Bill Bencini signed a proclamation declaring the month of May as National Preservation Month.
“This Place Matters,” is the theme of the month-long celebration sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and locally cosponsored by the High Point Museum and the High Point Historical Society. National Preservation Month celebrates the diverse and unique heritage of our country’s cities and states. This Place Matters is a national campaign that encourages people across the country to celebrate the places that are meaningful to them and their communities.
The proclamation states “it is important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping to preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that has shaped us as a people.”
The 1786 John Haley House, located in the Historical Park adjacent to the High Point Museum, is listed on the Register of Historic Places. The Hoggatt House (1801) and a blacksmith shop (1841) also are located in the Museum’s Historical Park. The Little Red Schoolhouse served as a one-room public school for first graders between 1931 and 1961 and now sits on the Museum’s campus. The City of High Point has three historic districts and numerous historic structures.
To commemorate National Preservation Month, the Museum will be hosting a preservation workshop Tuesday, May 16 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. High Point Museum staff will discuss how to preserve some of your family memories and mementos. The staff will focus on easy at-home tips and tricks to keep your heirlooms around for the next generation. Learn about the best ways to preserve your birth and death certificates, journals, photographs, and a variety of other paper goods. Woods, metals and textiles also will be discussed. Learn when you can do the work yourself and when you should call a professional in to help.


Pastimes in the Park

Visit our Historical Park Saturdays, 13 & 27 to watch our costumed blacksmith conducting demonstrations. 
On Saturday, May 6 
Cooking Demonstration:  Strawberries in the 18th century

Discover how the early Quaker settlers to the High Point area used and prepared this seasonal fruit.  Our costumed interpreters will be demonstrating in the Hoggatt House kitchen in the Historical Park. 

Both of these drop-in programs are held from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Natural Egg Dyeing
See Me exhibit poster

New Photographic Exhibit Opens

The High Point Museum and High Point University have partnered to bring an exhibit to the Museum – “SEE ME: Looking with In(ten)tion." The 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. The focus involved documenting the immigrants of minority cultures that make up ten percent of the High Point community and the impact they have on the community.
The students worked closely with the YWCA for their annual International Women’s Day event, World Relief’s refugee families, First Presbyterian Church students in ESL lessons, and owners of local businesses such as Sumela: Turkish and Mediterranean Restaurant, Nick’s Sub Shop, Penny Path, Abu Rugs and Home. They built connections with refugee families, local businesses owned by immigrants, and High Point University’s international students and faculty. The students heard the stories and documented the daily lives of individuals in the High Point area who were unrecognized as immigrants who have overcome hardships and stereotypes to make great contributions to the 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. Both are free and open to the public. “SEE ME: Looking with In(ten)tion" will be open until Saturday, July 15.

For more information on the exhibit visit the website . You can also follow the exhibit on Facebook and Instagram. 

Changes to Hours

The High Point Museum will begin its summer operating hours and be open Sundays, 1 pm to 4:30 pm June 4 until August 27.

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

High Point Museum Guild Trip 

Wednesday, May 17, 8 am to 5 pm
$50 per person

First Class Tours will be our transportation to visit Town Creek Indian Mound, North Carolina's oldest
Historical Site. Tour the reconstructed village and see artifacts dating to 500 AD in the museum.
Lunch will be served at the Spring House at Ellerbe Springs Inn, followed by a short talk by High Point's Phil Johnston about the early plantations in the area. From there we will visit the Rankin Museum of American Heritage and its many ancient and modern exhibits.

Please mail your check payable to the High Point Museum Guild along with your lunch selection to the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. High Point NC 27262

Check one: Garden Salad___ Chicken Salad Sandwich ___  Barbecue Sandwich (slaw if desired)  ___
Check one: Potato Salad___ Pasta Salad ___  Cole Slaw ___
Chips, dessert, soda, tea and water included

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