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High Point Museum has resumed normal operating hours
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m; Historical Park open Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Little Red Schoolhouse

Little Red Schoolhouse Opening
Saturday, September 28

Go back to school with us at the Little Red Schoolhouse as we officially open it to the public! Join us at 10 a.m. for a ribbon cutting and opening of our Little Free Library. Learn how to write in cursive with quill pens or enjoy a book in the library. In the Historical Park, enjoy a spelling bee or make your own battledore. Play games including corn hole. All activities are from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. but Little Red will remain open to the public until 4 p.m.

National Endowment for the Humanities

High Point Museum Awarded Grant

The High Point Museum recently was awarded a $21,694 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to engage expert consultants in a review of the Museum’s preservation environment.
 
Between October 2019 and January 2021, a conservator and a buildings specialist from the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, will monitor and analyze the performance of the HVAC systems in the Museum’s storage and exhibit spaces. IPI has a track record of providing valuable recommendations for improved use of existing equipment, while also considering cost and long-term sustainability. The consultants will make two on-site visits to the Museum, once at the beginning of the project and once at the end.
 
“We are thrilled that the NEH chose to fund our project,” Corinne Midgett, Museum Registrar, said. “As stewards of High Point’s history, it is vital that we provide appropriate environmental conditions for the large variety of artifacts and materials in our collection. In addition to creating exhibits and programs, we work hard behind-the-scenes to monitor temperature, relative humidity, and light levels in the Museum. This project will allow us to receive expert guidance and recommendations for sustainable and realistic updates to our environmental systems.”

Corn Husk Dolls
Saturday, Sept. 7,
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Corn Husk Dolls

Discover how Native Americans and early Quaker settlers used the natural environment to make toys.  Make your own corn husk doll to take home.  Our costumed interpreters will show you how. FREE.  All ages welcome.  Drop-in.
Blacksmith
Blacksmith Demonstration
Saturdays, Sept. 14 & 28
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in
Washington Street Walking Tour

Saturday, September 14, 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.

Digital Library on American Slavery Update
Monday, September 9, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Morgan Community Room,  High Point Public Library

Richard Cox of UNC-Greensboro will introduce researchers to the value of the Walter C. Jackson database and update us on recent additions and developments. Records reveal both slave and slaveowner relationships. Learn how you can help.

Wednesday, September 18, 10 a.m.
High Point Historical Society Guild Series
John McRae from Reynolda House Museum of American Art will be presenting "Reynolda House: Its History and Its Community Impact Today." The presentation will cover the Reynolds family history, the impact each generation had on the presentation of the house, and the evolution of the House from a home to a place for great American Fine Art.


Colonial Ancestors: A Case Study
Monday, September 30, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Morgan Community Room, High Point Public Library

Larry W. Cates of the HRC shares his journey to discovering the Virginian and British origins of his Lightfoot family. Along the way, participants will learn about the challenges of migration, female ancestry, primogeniture, early death and frequent remarriage, record loss, centralized recordkeeping, the importance of social class, headrights, and trans-Atlantic research. Colonial genealogy is difficult but rewarding.

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Saturday, September 7, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Pepper Blast - Send your taste buds soaring at the High Point Farmers Market this week as we highlight peppers with a Chili Cook-Off. The judging starts at 10 a.m. Winners will be awarded in first, second, third and a people's choice.
Community Partner: Open Door Ministries

Saturday, September 14, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Garden Day - Winding Down for Winter - workshop at 9:30 a.m.  
Community Partner: GTCC ESOL
Saturday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Discover Your Library - Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation
Community Partner: North Carolina Library Association 
Saturday, September 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Featured Farmer
Community Partner: High Point LEAP

 
For more information on these events call 336-883-3022 or visit the website

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