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Dia de los Muertos

For the second year, the High Point Museum and the YWCA Latino Family Center have partnered for a Dia de los Muertos event.

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The event will be held this Saturday, November 3 from noon until 2 p.m. at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Ave. The event is free and open to the public. The Day of the Dead altars will be on display in the Museum lobby until November 3. 

Come learn and experience the Latinx culture and view our community’s Dia de los Muertos altars and food offerings. Activities will include papel picado (paper decorations), paper flower making, face painting and sugar skulls painting. Refreshments including tamales, sweet breads and champurrado (Mexican hot chocolate) will be available. 

North Carolina in the Great War

High Point Museum Commemorates the Centennial of WWI with Exhibit and Programs

This November 11 marks the centennial of the end of the First World War and the High Point Museum is hosting a traveling exhibit from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The exhibit, North Carolina in the Great War, will be open until Sunday, December 2.
This traveling exhibit contains panels with information on both the soldiers abroad and the home front here in North Carolina. It shares information on the various military installations in the state, discusses U Boat activity off the coast and seeks to put the war in context. 
Artifacts from the High Point Historical Society collection along with the stories of both men and women from High Point completes the exhibit. Items on display include personal items such as shaving kit, bible and postcards along with combat items including gas mask, compass and trench knife. Several uniforms and photographs also are on display. 


  • Charles Knight, Curator of Military History at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, will conduct a presentation on “The Great War” Thursday, November 8, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Knight’s presentation examines the role of North Carolina in World War I and includes stories from some of the more than 86,000 Tar Heels who went overseas to fight for the U.S. 
  • Our American observance of Veterans Day on November 11 evolved from Armistice Day, which commemorated the end of World War I. Come make your own “bell of peace” and red poppy while learning why these symbols are associated with this historic event on Saturday, November 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free drop-in event is especially for children and families. 
  • The High Point Historical Society Guild Series program on Wednesday, November 14 at 10 a.m. will focus on High Point's Experience of the Great War. In this program, Larry Cates will share many interesting facts about High Point’s approach to the war effort, both here and "over there." The presentation will include war heroes and "slackers," volunteers and draft dodgers, paranoia, persecution, and real-life espionage, business challenges and opportunities, fuel and food shortages, an extremely cold winter, and a deadly influenza pandemic.  
Bells of Peace

Bells will toll in unison across High Point, Guilford County, North Carolina and throughout the world at 11 a.m. Sunday, November 11 to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day. When the Armistice ending World War I was signed on November 11, 1918, bells rang in celebration around the world. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is encouraging local history groups, individuals, places of worship of any faith and community organizations to ring bells 21 times at 11 a.m. Sunday, November 11. If your group or organization is interested in participating please contact Teresa Loflin, Community Relations Director at High Point Museum, at 336-883-3022 or email.

Open Hearth Cooking
Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration
Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 17
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. On November 3 the meal will include pigeons, quail and Cornish hens. All ages welcome to this drop-in event. FREE
Saturdays, Nov. 10 and 24
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Blacksmith Demonstration
Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in

November Happenings

Tuesday, November 6, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch and Jazz - FREE

Digital Concert Network

The High Point Public Library and High Point Museum in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center will be streaming Jazz concerts from the Lincoln Center for the public's listening pleasure. Each session will begin with a 15-minute introduction to the concert by the Jazz Ambassador. The audience is encouraged to bring their own lunch as lunch will not be provided. Come listen, network, collaborate, and celebrate. In this month’s topic, Presidential Suite, Ted Nash finds an exalted common ground between speech and song, merging two traditions, in order to make a singular work.

Saturday, November 17, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Native American Genealogy - FREE
High Point Public Library, Morgan Room

Tina Smith of the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest will provide guidance about the minimum  documentation required to prove Native American descent. Many of us have family stories about Amerindian ancestors but the chances of substantiating the lore are relatively low. She will walk us through the process. For more information email or call 336-883-3637.


Museum Hires New Visitor Services and Store Manage

Abby Lewallen recently was promoted to the High Point Museum staff as Visitor Services & Store Manager. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the Museum Store including purchasing and maintaining the store’s inventory. She greets visitors, answers questions and keeps attendance.
Lewallen has worked as a store associate at the Museum for two and half years. Formerly, she taught art at High Point Christian Academy and worked for the High Point Area Arts Council. She is co-owner of Teetortots Vintage & Crafts, located at The Market in High Point and Salem Vintage in Thomasville. Lewallen lives in High Point.

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