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Summer 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.

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When Racing Was Racing Exhibit

"When Racing Was Racing" will be open all summer. The focus is the early days of stock car racing and the careers of the High Point drivers are discussed. The drivers are: Fred Harb, Bill Blair, Sr., Bob Welborn, Jimmie Lewallen, Ken Rush, and Jim Paschal. Two historical markers for the two High Point tracks (High Point Speedway and Tri City Speedway) will be dedicated Saturday, August 26.
Visit our website or follow us on social media to get updates about programs and the dedication. 
Pastimes in the Park

Here Comes the Bride! A Quaker Wedding Reenactment
Saturday, June 3, 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, June 4, 1 pm to 4 pm

Discover the beauty and simplicity of a traditional Quaker wedding. Our historical interpreters will reenact a typical ceremony from the early American period and explain how it exemplifies Quaker beliefs. 

Blacksmith Demonstration
Saturdays, June 10 and 24, 10 am to 4 pm
Sundays, June 11 and 25, 1 pm to 4 pm

Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. 

Tea Time
Saturday, June 17, 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, June 18, 1 pm to 4 pm

Come and sample colonial teas including imported Chinese tea and herbal teas grown in most colonial gardens. Learn about the importance of tea for colonials and why tea was boycotted during the American Revolution.
All of these drop-in programs are FREE and open to all ages.

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Civil War Reenactors Living History Day

Saturday, June 24, 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, June 25, 1 pm to 4 pm
Find out what would have been in store for you if you were a wounded Civil War soldier. Reenactors will be interpreting the life of a Confederate Army surgeon and other medical personnel as well as demonstrating 19th century medical procedures and equipment. All ages welcome to this drop-in event.  FREE.

Upcoming Events

Military Records for Genealogy (Basic Genealogy IV)
Monday, June 5, 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
High Point Public Library, Morgan Community Room

Military records exist at both the state and national levels and include a great variety of document types from combined service records to unit diaries and log books to pension files, bounty land grants, muster rolls and pay rolls. Learn the basics with Marcellaus Joiner of the Heritage Research Center. 

The Historic Architecture of High Point Point by Benjamin Briggs 
Thursday, June 15, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
High Point Friends School, 800-A Quaker Lane

Hear about High Point Preservation Society's new projects: Oakwood Cemetery Gate House, Hedgecock Fark at Rich Fork and Buis Ordinary/Lindsay House. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by June 12 to Kimberly Mozingo at 336-880-4005 or email
Saturday, June 17, 8 am
Washington Street Walking Tour
Begins at Changing Tides Cultural Center, 613 Washington St.

Local Historian Glenn Chavis will offer a guided walking tour of historic Washington Street. Washington Street was a thriving business and entertainment district for High Point’s black community during the period of segregation. The tour, lasting approximately 90 minutes. Call the Museum at 336-885-1859 for more information.
Saturday, June 17, 1 pm to 2 pm
Book Discussion and Book Signing
Author Joe A. Mobley will be discussing his book “North Carolina Governor Richard Caswell: Founding Father and Revolutionary Hero.” The book is available in the Museum Store and he will sign copies after the presentation. 

Award Winners

High Point Historical Society Award Winners

The High Point Historical Society held its 51st annual meeting Tuesday, May 23 at the Rickety Bridge Winery. The event recognized a variety of volunteers and supporters of the High Point Museum.
 The Walsh Award, named in honor of a leading contributor to the Historical Society Valette Jones Harris Walsh, was awarded to Rebecca Gurkin. In just the last year, she has contributed over 50 hours of service by helping out with senior groups, welcoming visitors, and children from all around the region. Since starting in March of 2009, Gurkin has contributed a total of 344.75 hours of service to the organization.
Bill Phillips received the Mary Lib Joyce Award for distinct service and dedication to the High Point Historical Society. Phillips has volunteered with the High Point Historical Society and the High Point Museum Guild for several years – served as president of both.
Van Voorhees Trivette received special recognition for her help with the fundraising for the Little Red Schoolhouse. Trivette, granddaughter of Louis Voorhees who designed Little Red, has been dedicated to getting this project completed. She was instrumental in raising funds and in-kind contributions to reach the fundraising goal for the restoration project.

High Point Historical Society 2017-18 Board of Trustees

Yvonne Bostic-Short – President; Nicholas Ruden – President Elect; Brandon Hedrick – Treasurer; Paul Ringel – Secretary; Larry Brandon; Dorothy Darr; Randall Johnson; Gene Kester; Zach Moore; and Ericka Saurit.
New board members include Jacqueline Arthur-Montagne, Donald Belton, Jordan Lessard, Flavia Nazareth, Van Trivette and Mark Woodward.

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