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The High Point Museum will be closed Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31
in observance of Easter and reopen to the public Tuesday, April 3.

NC Science Festival

North Carolina Science Festival Comes to High Poin

For the third year, the High Point Museum is participating in the North Carolina Science Festival and this year will be hosting four events during April.  All of the events are official events of the 2018 North Carolina Science Festival presented by the Biogen Foundation.

Fire and Iron: The Art and Science of the Blacksmith’s Forge will be presented Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members of the North Carolina Artist-Blacksmith's Association will be working throughout the day and discussing the science involved in taking the raw materials of the world and turning them into everyday objects.
The Museum will present North Carolina Piedmont Gold Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Come learn about the science and history of gold mining in North Carolina. Learn about the chemistry of gold and the different technologies that have been used to help people get it from the ground and into their everyday lives. Also learn about the different kinds of rocks and minerals in the area and where else they found gold around the state. Visitors can try gold panning.

On Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. come discover the science behind two of the earliest ways that people invented and used photography to capture the world around them. The High Point Museum and Benita VanWinkle of High Point University will show visitors how early photography sits at the intersection of chemistry and artistry. Visitors will be able to make their own cyanotype print and learn how to build their own pinhole cameras.
What do wine, sauerkraut, cheese, beer, kimche and yogurt all have in common? Come learn that and more Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Join the High Point Museum and Rockingham Community College Center for Brewing Sciences for Brewtastic! Fermentation is the Name of the Game and explore how fermentation works. Learn about its history and how people have long used the science of microbes to make some of our favorite foods.

Pastimes in the Park
 All programs are free and open to all ages.

Open Hearth Cooking
Saturday, April 7 & 21
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.  
Blacksmith Demonstration
Saturdays, April 14 & 28
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. 

Open Hearth Cooking
Serving Soldiers

Serving Soldiers,
Honoring Heroes

Join us for the opening of "Serving Soldiers, Honoring Heroes" Thursday, April 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A documentary project about the Patriot Rovers Organization presented by High Point University photography students.


April Happenings

Film Showing - "Equal Means Equal"
Tuesday, April 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The High Point Museum will be showing "Equal Means Equal" followed by a discussion led by Dr. Chelsea Wentworth, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies, from High Point University. The film is being provided by the Guilford County Democratic Party Issues Committee.

Wednesday, March 21, 10 a.m.
High Point Historical Society Guild Series

Hannah Mahnken, a student from UNC-G, has been working for the last several months on developing two panel exhibits "Around Town." These exhibits will be traveling throughout our community to spread the word about the Cit of High Point's history and the High Point Museum. Mahnken will discuss the exhibits and projects

Sitting Pretty: A History of NC's Furniture Industry
Monday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
High Point Public Library, Morgan Room

For much of the second half of the 20th century, the names of North Carolina Companies such as Broyhill, Drexel, Henredon, and Thayer-Coggin represented the best in American furniture manufacturing, and High Point earned the title of “Furniture Capital of the World.” But the furniture industry in the state is actually more than 300 years old, as you’ll learn in this program by Dr. Kenneth Zogry, teacher, scholar, public historian, and curator.  Sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the NEH.

Library Plaza Grand Opening
Saturday, April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Community Plaza will be full of activity throughout the day and the Library will be open during the event. This event is going to be filled with something for everyone, from food trucks and music to puppets and a storyteller. The High Point Farmers Market also will hold its official opening for the season. 

Save the date

The High Point Historical Society will be holding its Annual Meeting Tuesday, May 22 at the String and Splinter. Watch for more details.

Book CLub

Heritage Book Club 

The Heritage Book Club was created with a family   historian’s interests in mind. We take advantage of the explosion in research about the history of average folks to expand our knowledge of Southern history and the lives and choices of our Southern ancestors—of all    backgrounds.  If you are interested in Southern genealogy or history, this club is for you!
Contact Larry at (336) 883-3637 or email if you are interested.
Southern Eats: The Evolution of a Regional Cuisine
Meets Fridays, April 13, May 4, May 25
10:30 a.m. to Noon

The story of Southern cooking across time is also the story of altered landscapes and the various cultures which alternately clashed and intermingled here. The evolving Southern table reflects changes in social relationships, crops, technology and environment, and, in recent decades, the intrusion of  large-scale agribusiness, mass culture, international influences, and prepared foods. This season we take up the topic of Southern eats as a reflection of the people we have been and the people we will become.

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