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Stained Glass Window

Sixth Annual Adopt-an-Artifact 

This fall marks the High Point Historical Society’s sixth annual Adopt-an-Artifact campaign to raise conservation funds for an irreplaceable High Point artifact. Thanks to the support of the community, we have raised over $10,000 and conserved 21 artifacts in the last five years! 
In the next year, we plan to add a new section, showing the community and businesses of Washington Street, to our permanent exhibit. An important part of that display will be items from the now-demolished First Baptist Church. Last year, we raised money to conserve an altar chair and plant stand from the church. This year, we plan to preserve a stained glass window that we would like to include in the display. The glass itself is in good condition, but the wooden frame is badly deteriorated and breaking apart. The cost to conserve the window will be $500 to $1.000. 
Your tax-deductible donation to our Adopt-an-Artifact fund will help ensure that these artifacts will be saved for our community to enjoy. Donate online today!

Deciphering Old Handwriting
Monday, January 14,
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
High Point Public Library – Morgan Room

Deciphering Old Handwriting: A Primer
Key to your genealogical success is fluency in reading old records and decoding a variety of handwriting styles -- some formal, some individual and idiosyncratic. You cannot always depend on transcribers and indexers to get it right! Larry Cates walks you through a few techniques to perfect your facility for reading old handwriting.
Saturdays, Jan. 12 and 26
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
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Wednesday, January 16, 10 a.m.
High Point Historical Society Guild Series

Free and open to the public.

Jazz - John Lewis

Lunch and Jazz

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. This month's session - focuses on the legacy of masterful pianist and composer John Lewis  - will be held Tuesday, January 8 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The audience is encouraged to bring their own lunch as lunch will not be provided. Come listen, network, collaborate, and celebrate.

High Point Commemoration for 400 Years of African American History

Watch Night Service

High Point Commemoration for 400 Years of African American History will be hosting a citywide Watch Night Service Monday, December 31 from 9 p.m. to midnight at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 753 Washington St. High Point. 
For more information about High Point's participation, visit their
Facebook page.

Trading Cards

Honor and Memorial Cards Available

The High Point Historical Society is selling memorial and honor cards. Each Memorial & Honor Card ($10/card or 5 for $40) purchased comes with a Collections Trading Card, highlighting one of the objects, photos or archival materials in the High Point Historical Society’s Collection. Each dollar donated to the Historical Society, or spent in the Museum Store goes towards the care and preservation of these artifacts.

Thank you for everything you do to help us preserve High Point’s History for future generations!
Purchase online today!

Floor Update

Check out the new floor in the back portion on the top floor of the Museum. It was recently updated.

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