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Summer Hours

The High Point Museum will be open Sundays, 1 pm to 4:30 pm until August 27.

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When Racing Was Racing

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 a.m. to 4 p.m
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 Motorsports race team.   
 Also that day Kona Ice of Greensboro will be here from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. In our Historical Park costumed interpreters will conduct a water bucket relay as well as show visitors how to use a water thumber to water plants.

Join the High Point Museum Saturday, August 26 as we continue to commemorate our racing history. The day begins at 10 a.m. with a cruise-in by Johnny Handy, who drove at Tri City Speedway, in a 1939 Ford Coupe #0, Bill Blair, Jr. driving a 1953 Oldsmobile tribute car that won ‘53 Daytona race for Bill Blair, Sr., and Jimmy Hailey driving a replica of Bobby Allison’s AMC Matador. 
At 12 p.m. the unveiling of historical markers for our two tracks – High Point Speedway, a one-mile dirt track that featured a tunnel entrance was built by the Baity Brothers, and Tri City Speedway, a half mile red dirt track built by Bill and Bob Blair. Drivers and local dignitaries will be on hand. Buz McKim, historian for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, will be the moderator for a panel discussion from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. that will include drivers and family members involved with the speedways.
Author Rick Houston will be here from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to discuss his new book “Dale Versus Daytona: The Intimidator's Quest to Win the Great American Race.” This book features research and a year-by-year look at each of Dale Earnhardt’s Daytona 500s from 1979 through 2001.
Pastimes in the Park
Blacksmith Demonstration
Saturdays, August 12 and 26, 10 am to 4 pm and
Sundays, August 13 and 27, 1 pm to 4 pm
Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. 
Readin', Writin', Rithmetic
Saturday, August 5, 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, August 6, 1 pm to 4 pm
Come learn the basics and differences in school from our costumed interpreters.  
All of these drop-in programs are FREE and open to all ages.
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 1, 7:30 pm; Movie starts at 8:30 pm
National Night Out – Outdoor Movie Night

Come to a special viewing of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” in our Historical Park. Bring blankets and chairs. Enjoy refreshments, games, tours and crafts as we promote neighborhood spirit and police-community partnership at this free fun evening event. 
Washington Street Walking Tour
Saturday, August 19, 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, August 19, 11 am
Oakwood Municipal Cemetery - please use the Steele Street entrance and look for signs 

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. 

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