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May is National Preservation Month
May 18 is International Museum Day

NC Science Festival

Final NC Science Festival Event Saturday

 What do wine, sauerkraut, cheese, beer, kimche and yogurt all have in common? Come learn that and more this 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.

Preservation Workshop
Learn how to store and care for your treasured objects.

Preservation Workshop

Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Preservation Workshop
High Point Museum staff will discuss how to preserve your family memories and mementos. The staff will focus on easy at-home tips and tricks to keep your heirlooms around for the next generation. Come learn how to create custom storage solutions to safely house your personal collections. Demonstrations will focus on boxes, padded hangers and four-flap enclosures. Learn about the best ways to preserve your birth and death certificates, journals, photographs, and a variety of other paper goods. Woods, metals and textiles also will be discussed. Learn when you can do the work yourself and when you should call a professional in to help.

 

Strawberries
Saturday, May 5,
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cooking Demo:Strawberries in the 18th century
Discover how the early Quaker settlers to the High Point area used and prepared this seasonal fruit. Our costumed interpreters will be demonstrating in the Hoggatt House kitchen in the Historical Park. FREE. All ages welcome. Drop-in
Blacksmith
Saturdays, May 12 and 26
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Blacksmith Demonstration in the Historical Park
Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in
Archaeology Day
Saturday, May 19
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Archaeology Day
Come learn about how archaeologists discover new information about the past, and participate in an excavation!  Find out what tools and methods they use on digs and in the lab, and how the artifacts they uncover help us gain a better understanding of our local history.
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Annual Meeting Planned

The High Point Historical Society's Annual Meeting will be Tuesday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the String & Splinter. Watch for your invitation! 

May Happenings

Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m.
Washington Street Walking Tour
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.


Sunday, May 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

High Point Public Library, Morgan Room
Meet the Experts: Genealogists Discuss their Toughest Cases
In this panel discussion, four local genealogical experts discuss some of the hardest research questions they have ever faced. They give brief descriptions of the problems, their strategies, and how they eventually arrived at satisfying answers. Learn from their mistakes as well as their triumphs. The hour ends with questions, at which point they will offer you advice on some of you dead-end monsters.

High Point Farmers Market

High Point Farmers Market Open

The High Point Farmers Market will be open 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until October 27 (rain or shine). The Farmers Market is located at the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main St. High Point. Each week will feature a variety of local fresh produce, seasonal plants and herbs, handmade crafts, healthy cooking demonstrations, health screenings and fun and interactive kids’ corner. Also each week a local community partner will be highlighted.
 

MAY SCHEDULE

May 5 – Police Day
May 12 – Habitat for Humanity
May 19 – Sci-fi Comic Day
May 26 – Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
Serving Soldiers, Honoring Heroes
“Serving Soldiers,
Honoring Heroes”

A documentary photography exhibit about the Patriot Rovers organization presented by High Point University photography students. Open until July 26.

Two New Exhibits Open at the Museum

Women's Organizations in High Point
“Strength in Numbers – Women’s Organizations in High Point” 
This exhibit features information about Alpha Art Club, The Woman’s Club, Junior League of High Point and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). 
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