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At the Old Ball Game

"At the Old Ball Game" Opens

Just in time for baseball season, the High Point Museum recently opened an exhibit highlighting baseball in High Point. “At the Old Ballgame” will be on display until July 7 in the lecture gallery and the mezzanine at the High Point Museum, located at 1859 E. Lexington Ave.
Area newspapers have documented baseball games in High Point since the 1880s. By 1908, The High Point Enterprise noted increasing attendance because “Baseball is very popular with the average citizen.” This exhibit will look back at our city’s enthusiasm for the national pastime.

Programs planned include:

Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Baseball Memorabilia
Calling all baseball fans! Before the game, swing by with your collection and share with fellow baseball enthusiasts! Get your favorite autographed or memorable item appraised by a professional. FREE. All Ages Welcome. Drop-in.
Saturday, June 29, 5 to 8 p.m.

“Drive-in” Movie
Come watch Smalls, Benny “the Jet” Rodriguez, and the rest of the team play ball on the big screen in the lecture gallery from the comfort of your very own cardboard car! Decorate your car before the movie, then “drive in” to your spot to enjoy the film. Remember to bring pillows and blankets to be comfortable in your “luxury vehicle.” Decorating is from 5 to 6 p.m. and the film from 6 to 8 p.m. Snacks included. FREE. Especially for children but all ages welcome. Drop-In

May is filled with lots of activities

Preservation Workshop
Saturday, May 11, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

May is Preservation Month so the staff of the High Point Museum is offering a workshop to discuss how to preserve your family memories and mementos. The topic will be weddings and the focus will be on wedding dresses. Paige Myers, Textile Conservator, with the North Carolina Museum of History, also will be available during this workshop.

HPU Student Presentations
Monday, May 6, 5:30 p.m.
Students from Dr. Paul Ringel's History Detectives class will present their research on the history of High Point's Congregational United Church of Christ, which was first established as Pilgrim Congregational Church in 1890. Their presentations will examine the church's founding, its long tenure on the Southside of High Point, its role in the civil rights movement, and its contemporary role in the religious and civic life of the city.
High Point Historical Society Guild Series
Wednesday, May 15, 10 a.m.
Harriet Mattes: High Point Dairy History

African Americans in the Military

African Americans in the Military

Saturday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The High Point Commemoration for 400 Years of African American History in partnership with the High Point Museum is hosting a day filled with engaging and informative living history presentations. Speakers include General J.R. Gorham, Sharecroppers Wisdom; Ernest Hooker, NC A&T State University; and Angela Roberson, High Point Commemoration. Reenactors include United States Colored Troops Color Guard & Reenactors and Battery B 2nd United States Colored Light Artillery. 

Oakwood Cemetery Walking Tour

Saturday, May 18, 11 .m.
Join local historian Phyllis Bridges for a historical tour of Oakwood Municipal Cemetery. Rediscover stories that have gone unearthed for decades of High Point’s early Black Settlers. Learn more about former slaves, free people of color, businessmen & women of the past. Free and open to the public.
Please use the Steele Street entrance - look for directional signs.

Tea for Two
Tea for Two
Saturday, May 4
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Come and learn about the importance of tea to the colonies, setting a proper tea service and why it was boycotted during the American Revolution. All ages welcome to this drop-in event. FREE
Saturdays, May 11 and 25
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
Washington St. Walking Tour
Saturday, May 11,
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Washington Street Walking Tour
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.
High Point Historical Society Annual Meeting
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Saturday, May 4, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Strawberry Delight – Celebrate all that spring has to offer at the High Point Farmers Market this week with our first contest of the season - a strawberry recipe contest. The rules and registration form are available on our website.
Community Partner – Boys & Girls Club
Saturday, May 11, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Garden Day - care and feeding of your vegetable garden. Community Partner: Growing High Point
                                                           Saturday, May 18, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                                                           Discover Your Library
                                                           Community Partner: YWCA of High Point
                                                           Saturday, May 25, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
                                                           Featured Farmer – Bernie’s Berries

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