High Point Museum header

Museum Returns to Regular Hours

Beginning the first weekend in September (September 2), the High Point Museum will be returning to its regular operating hours - Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Historical Park Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This also reflects additional 30 minutes the Historical Park will be open on Saturdays. 

Galvez head shot
José Galvez Photo Credit: Tom Spitz 

Al Norte al Norte:
Latino Life in North Carolina

With English and Spanish descriptions, Al Norte al Norte features 51 compelling images by the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, José Galvez. From business owners and farm laborers to grandparents and kindergarten graduates, the photographs capture the daily life of Latino North Carolinians.

Maximiliano Hernandez
Maximiliano Hernandez, Durham, 2010.  © José Galvez  

Programs ? Programas 

Meet photographer José Galvez Saturday, September 9 at 1:30 p.m. He will discuss the impact of Latinos in the South as it relates to the economy and culture.
Documentary Showing—Saturdays, September 23 & 30, October 7, 11 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
“Latino Americans” is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years. The High Point Museum will show two episodes each Saturday for three consecutive Saturdays.

Dia de los Muertos; Culture & Traditions with the YWCA Latino Center—Saturday, October 28,  12 p.m.

Blacksmith Demonstration
Saturdays, September 2, 9 & 30, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. Free and open to all ages.

Historical Park closed Saturday, September 16 in order to participate in Day in the Park at High Point City Lake Park.
Chasing Trane

Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 2, 11 a.m.
“Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary”

Come to a special viewing of “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary,” the first authorized feature documentary about the legendary John Coltrane. It is a thought-provoking, uplifting, powerful and passionate film about an outside-the-box thinker whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world.
Tuesday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Award-winning classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will offer a program featuring a wide range of composers – Bach, Satie, Paganini, Segovia and more. Free. Refreshments. Sponsored by High Point Public Library Foundation
Washington Street Walking Tour
Saturday, September 16, 8 a.m.
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, September 16, 11 a.m.
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. 
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Library Foundation Speaker

Dr. Will Ferrell who is from High Point and author of “Secrets of Sterling Shearin: The Noblest Cause” – an historical fiction novel featuring lesser-known Founding Fathers. Free. Refreshments. Sponsored by High Point Public Library Foundation.

Window Decal

Window Decal 

The High Point Museum is featured on a window downtown. The window art is located at Max Home Furniture, 101 North Main Street, as part of their support High Point's Arts. 
Thanks to High Point Historical Society member Pat Plaxico for including the Museum in this promotion. Go see the beautiful window!

Donate Now
City of High Point logo
Shop Museum Store
Powered by CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus