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High Point Museum begins summer hours June, July and August - Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

At the Old Ball Game

"At the Old Ball Game" Open

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.

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

Outdoor Games

Family Fun Day

Kick-off your summer at the High Point Museum at our Family Fun Day this Sunday, June 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with outdoor games from the past and present. Admission is free and this event will take place rain or shine. This also marks the beginning of our summer hours the Museum will be open Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. until August 25.
Come play a variety of old-fashioned outdoor games such as Ring around the Rosie, Red light, Green light and Duck, Duck, Goose. Our historical park interpreters will be showing and teaching games such as graces, rolling hoops, stilts, and cup and ball. Games such as corn hole, horseshoes, hopscotch, Twister and Pokemon Go also will be available to play. Sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, hula-hoops and a DIY photo booth will be available.
Popsicles and lemonade will be available. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy on the beautiful Museum campus. Participants will be able to tour the entire Museum building as well as three historical buildings.
“Our winter family game night has become very popular, so we thought we’d try a warm weather edition to keep the tradition of popular outdoor and schoolyard games alive,” Edith Brady, Museum Director, said. “It’s a fun opportunity for families to get outside and moving together and maybe even meet some new friends.”

Let's Play! Outdoor Games in the Historical Park
Let's Play! Outdoor Games in the Historical Park
Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Try out the rolling hoops, stilts, cup and ball, and other games played by early American children. Our costumed interpreters will show you how. FREE. All ages welcome. Drop-in
Saturday, June 8
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sundays, June 9 and 23
1 p.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
Wedding Traditions
Wedding Traditions in the Historical Park
Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 16, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Discover the beauty and simplicity of early American wedding traditions and where current wedding trends originated.  FREE.  All ages welcome. Drop-in
Washington Street Walking Tour

Saturday, June 8, 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.

Oakwood Cemetery Walking Tour

Saturday, June 15, 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.

High Point Historical Society Recognizes Volunteers

Two volunteers were recognized at the High Point Historical Society Annual Meeting May 28. Jean Neal was presented the Walsh Award acknowledging her as the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. She has been a volunteer with the Museum and Historical Society for over 20 years, as a docent, off site program assistant, and store & visitor services assistant. 

The Mary Lib Joyce Award was presented to Van Trivette, in acknowledgement of her outstanding leadership, service and dedication tot he High Point Historical Society.  Currently serving as Treasurer for the Historical Society, she has gone above and beyond in every facet of the Historical Society she has been involved in.  

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Saturday, June 1, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To celebrate the beauty of the garden, the High Point Farmers Market will be holding a Food Art Competition! The competition will be split up into 3 categories: Children (10 and under), Teens (11-18) and Adults. You can bring in an arrangement of fruits and vegetables, a single piece of carved produce, or a combination of carved & arranged produce, the only rule is that you have to include Squash! Entries will be judged on creativity, appearance, and skill.

Saturday, June 8, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Garden Day – cooking from the garden
Community Garden Day
Saturday, June 15, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Discover Your Library
Community Partner: DAR
Saturday, June 22, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Community Partner - High Point Arts Council
Saturday, June 29, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Community Partner: The ARC of High Point
For more information on these events call 336-883-3022 or visit www.highpointnc.gov/1753/High-Point-Farmers-Market

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