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Historical Park will be closed Saturday, January 6


Blacksmith

Blacksmith Demonstration
Saturdays, January 13 and 27, 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.


Guilford Militia Encampment

Saturday, January 20, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This Revolutionary War Reenactment group returns to the historical park. Come learn about the life of a Revolutionary War soldier. All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in.

Exhibit Discussion
Saturday, January 27, 1 pm. to 2 p.m.

Charles C. Bolton, Associate Dean and Professor of History at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will lead a discussion “The New Deal and the South.” There will be time to visit our exhibit “New Deal in High Point.”

Barnett Retires

On Monday, December 18 High Point Museum Staff and Volunteers gathered to celebrate the season as well the retirement of Mary Barnett. Mary  has been the Museum Store and Visitors Services Manager for 17 years. She has been the friendly face greeting our visitors when they walk in the door of the High Point Museum. Mary first arrived several months before the Museum re-opened in May 2001 after its expansion project. Over the years she has profitably managed the Museum Store by carefully selecting merchandise to reflect the history and heritage of the greater High Point area. She always reminds shoppers that their purchases directly support the care and preservation of our artifacts.  She goes the extra mile to make our visitors feel welcome and is one of our biggest promoters, encouraging everyone she meets to visit the Museum. We are so grateful for all she has done for the High Point Museum and will miss her energy and enthusiasm! 

Mary and volunteers
Mary and weekend staff
Mary and full time staff

Museum Exhibits

  • New Deal in High Point showcases the lasting impact of the various New Deal projects on the physical landscape of High Point that we can still see today. The exhibit highlights several New Deal building projects and their legacy in High Point.  A few of the projects included the CCC Camp, High Point City Lake Park and Washington Terrace Park, Allen Jay Rock Gym and Clara Cox and Daniel Brooks Housing Developments. Open until mid-February.
  • Lowering of the Tracks is photographic exhibit in the lecture gallery. An in-depth look at one of High Point’s most significant New Deal projects.
  • Before Amazon features items that could be ordered from the Sears Wishbook. Artifacts include video games, clothes and catalogs. 
  • Meredith’s Miniatures features vignettes of real rooms, real places, the far away and the fanciful. Marvel at the dazzling detail and intricate craftsmanship – all on a 1:12 scale.
  • High Point Furniture Heritage examines the history of the relationship between the furniture industry and the people of High Point. The exhibit offers a unique perspective on the history of furniture manufacturing in our area. It includes interactive elements, video, photographs, memorabilia, machinery and furniture.
Michael Scott

Scott elected to Southeastern Museums Conference Council 

Michael Scott, High Point Museum Curator of Education, was recently elected to the Southeastern Museum Conference (SEMC) 2018 Council. 
SEMC is a networking organization that serves to foster professionalism, mutual support, and communication for museum professionals and museums. SEMC, begun in 1951, is a nonprofit membership organization that serves twelve states throughout the Southeast – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A non-profit membership association, SEMC strives to increase educational and professional development opportunities and improve the interchange of ideas, information, and cooperation.

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