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High Point Museum will be closed November 23 and 24 in observance of Thanksgiving
and reopen Saturday, November 25 at 10 a.m.

High Point Historical Society Guild Series Program This Wednesday

The High Point Historical Society Monthly Guild Series will be Wednesday, October 25 at 10 a.m. at the High Point Museum, located at 1859 E. Lexington Ave. This program is free and open to the public
June Lucas, Director of Research at Old Salem Museums and Gardens (OSMG) in Winston-Salem, will be the featured speaker. Lucas oversees the Anne P. and Thomas A. Gray Library and Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) Research Center. A native of Lenoir, North Carolina, Lucas received her B.A. in English from Meredith College and M.A. in English from Appalachian State University. She taught English in the North Carolina community college system for sixteen years prior to her work at Old Salem and MESDA.
Lucas has written articles for a variety of publications regarding southern decorative arts, especially Piedmont North Carolina furniture. She will be discussing The Swisegood School of Cabinetmaking during this program. 

Dia de los Muertos

Dia de los Muertos; Culture & Traditions with the YWCA Latino Center
Saturday, October 28,  12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Please join High Point Museum and the YWCA Latino Family Center for an interactive discussion about the immigrant culture and traditions practiced here in High Point and around the world. Come learn and experience the Latinx culture as we view Jose Galvez’s photography exhibit and our community’s Dia de los Muertos altars and food offerings.

Acompane al Museo de High Point Point & YWCA Centro Familiar Latino para una discusion interactiva acerca la cultura y tradiciones que la comunidad inmigrante de High Point practica localmente y alrededor del mundo.  Acompanenos para aprender y experimentar a la cultura Latinx a travez de una exhibicion fotografica por Jose Galvez, altares y ofrendas en celebracion del Dia de los Muertos.

Blacksmith Demonstration
Saturdays, November 11 and 25, 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.

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration
Saturdays, November 4 and 18, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Come watch our costumed interpreters cook a traditional fall harvest meal over an open hearth in the Hoggatt House. FREE. 

High Point Historical Society Guild Series - Wednesday, November 15, 10 a.m.

Topic Queen Anne’s Revenge. Free and open to the public.

Brady Earned the Duke Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership

Edith Brady, High Point Museum Director, recently received the Duke Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. Twenty-six students, from across the United States and abroad, were accepted to participate in this highly competitive Program.
Brady has worked at the High Point Museum since 2000 and became Museum Director in July 2009. She earned her bachelor of arts in History from Queens University of Charlotte and her Master of Arts in Public History from North Carolina State University. She is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she teaches a Museum Education Course in the graduate Public History Program.
The Program is a unit of the Duke Office of Continuing Studies. It offers affordable, practical, and accessible training, to those working in and with the nonprofit sector – whether paid staff, volunteers, philanthropists, boards, nonprofit leaders, faith-based communities, or those transitioning from the private sector. The Nonprofit Management Program integrates Duke’s commitment to academic excellence with the practical wisdom of the instructors and the realistic work experience of the participants. The Duke Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Program is offered annually.   

Edith Brady

Do you have a call for service?

The High Point Human Relations Commission is looking for members of the Board and for the International and Interfaith subcommittees. The Commission works to end discrimination and promote equal human rights. The Commission is responsible for conducting public programs and community needs surveys as well as human relations. They also make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council for legislation or other action concerning the needs of residents of High Point. The primary job of the Human Relations Commission is to be the extended, appointed arm of City Council and the voice of the community.

The Interfaith Affairs and International Advisory Committees are the subcommittees of the Commission. They plan, promote and assist with events that embrace or educate our citizens about other cultures and religions. Successful recent events such as the Ramadan dinner and Storytelling Festival teaches us that our backgrounds might be a little different, but we are all one people and citizens of High Point.

We are looking for new and diverse people to build the rich culture of the community. If you would like to serve on The Commission or any of these committees or would like more information, please see https://www.highpointnc.gov/hrcommission

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