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Summer Hours

The High Point Museum will be open Sundays, 1 pm to 4:30 pm until August 27.
High Point Museum Closed Tuesday, July 4; Historical Park Closed July 15 for Village Fair at Mendenhall Plantation.

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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. 
Want to be a NASCAR driver? Well here’s your chance to try it out. The High Point Museum will have a NASCAR simulator race car of Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Xfinity Series Goody’s Chevy Camaro Saturday, July 29 from 10 am to 4 pm.  
 The simulator car has two in car interactive simulators which will let you test your skills against the top drives in the NASCAR Xfinity series. The 2017 JRM Goody’s Chevy Camaro also has a real Xfinity racing engine that lets you get the full experience of being part of Dale Earnhardt Jr’s JR Motorsports race team.   

Join the High Point Museum Saturday, August 26 as we celebrate our racing history. The day begins at 10 am with a cruise-in from local race car drivers followed by the unveiling of historical markers for our two tracks – High Point Speedway and Tri City Speedway. Drivers and local dignities will be on hand. Completing the day will be a panel discussion on the history of stock car racing. 

Visit our website or follow us on social media to get updates about programs and the dedication. 
Pastimes in the Park
Blacksmith Demonstration
Saturdays, July 1 and 22, 10 am to 4 pm and
Sundays, July 2 and 23, 1 pm to 4 pm
Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. 
Ink Making & Quill Pen Writing
Saturday, July 8, 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, July 9, 1 pm to 4 pm

Practice your penmanship with a feather pen!  Our costumed interpreters will provide the quills and some homemade walnut ink.
Fun with Water in the Historical Park
Saturday, July 29, 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, July 30, 1 pm to 4 pm

Compete in a water bucket relay with our junior interpreters and try out an old fashioned thumb waterer while learning how early American settlers watered their plants without a garden hose.  

All of these drop-in programs are FREE and open to all ages.
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 5, 10 am to 12 pm

Bring a cotton t-shirt to tie-dye. No registration required.

Washington Street Walking Tour
Saturday, July 15, 8 am
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.

An African American Historical Tour
Saturday, July 15, 8 am
Oakwood Municipal Cemetery 

Join local historian Phyllis Bridges for a historical tour of Oakwood Municipal Cemetery. Rediscover historical stories that have gone unearthed for decades of High Point's early Black Settlers.Learn more about former slaves, free people of color, businessmen & women of the past. 

Sunday, July 23, 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Arts Splash Concert

The High Point Arts Council summer outdoor concert series held at the Museum features The Lowest Pair (folk, country). Concert-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic dinners. No alcoholic beverages permitted. If there is a threat of rain, call 336-889-ARTS after 4 pm on Sunday to get the latest update on the event.

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