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Little Red Schoolhouse

Little Red Schoolhouse Opening
Saturday, September 28, 10 am to Noon

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.

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While visiting and touring the Little Red Schoolhouse be sure to shop in the Museum Store for your Little Red souvenir including note cards and ornaments.

Museum Staff will have the Little Red Schoolhouse open to the public for activities including crafts, educational activities and storytelling from 10 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of the month, the third Thursday of the month and the last Saturday of the month.

Apples
Saturday, October 5
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
An Apple a Day!

Learn more about this staple fruit of the Early American period.  See demonstrations and learn special crafts using this universal fruit throughout the day. All ages welcome. Drop-in.
Blacksmith
Blacksmith Demonstration
Saturdays, Oct. 12 and 26
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
Walking Tour
Sat., Oct. 12, 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.

Lunch and Jazz - The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Songbook
Tuesday, October 1, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A concert that cuts right to the very soul of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) and a pillar of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mission, this music celebrates the legacy of the America’s Orchestra: the big band. Focusing on new pieces by members of the JLCO, as well as JLCO-arranged versions of classic repertoire, this concert serves to highlight the vitality and richness of the big band.
The audience is encouraged to bring their own lunch as lunch will not be provided. Come listen, network, collaborate, and celebrate jazz.

Caring for Your Family Photos - Taking Your Family Collection out of the Shoebox

Monday, October 7, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Morgan Community Room,  High Point Public Library

Many people are currently dealing with large collections of family photographs and papers. If you don’t know what to do or where to start, it can be overwhelming. It can also potentially lead to long-term damage of the items you want to save. This presentation will feature information on proper care and storage of your family photographs as well as organizing and using them, plus helpful tips on digitizing old images, digital photos, and long-term digital storage. We’ll also discuss audio-visual materials, photo albums, and scrapbooks. Participants are encouraged to bring examples from their own collections to share, and useful handouts and sample materials will be available for free. Presented by Marian Inabinett, Curator of Collections at the High Point Museum.


Wednesday, October 16, 10 a.m.
High Point Historical Society Guild Series
“Celebrating a Century of Commerce”
Sarah Tate, Senior Director Events & Marketing Business High Point: Chamber of Commerce, and Marian Inabinett, Curator of Collections High Point Museum, will discuss the 100th Anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the exhibit. 


Saturday, October 19, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ghost Stories in the Park

Join us for our 8th Annual Ghost Stories in the Park with s’mores, pumpkin decorating, and face painting from 6 to 7 p.m.  Ghost stories told by professional storyteller Cynthia Brown will include tales of pirates, hauntings, and creepy crawlies for the young and old from 7 to 8 p.m. 

Film Series
Saturday, October 12 - “Belle”
Saturday, October 19 - Hidden Figures”
Saturday, October 26 “ Selma”
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 
High Point Public Library
This film series is hosted by High Point Commemoration for 400 Years of African American History, High Point Public Library and High Point Museum. Sara Blanchett, curator of education for the High Point Museum will facilitate the Q & A session.

Volunteers

The High Point Museum Store is seeking weekly or bi-weekly volunteers to assist in the store. Volunteer tasks include welcoming and recording visitors, assisting shoppers, ringing up sales, and other miscellaneous tasks as needed. Volunteer hours are available in both 2-hour and 3-hour time slots. For specific questions regarding the store volunteer position, contact store manager Abby Lewallen at (336) 883-3138 or by email. To apply for a volunteer position, contact Crystal Williams at (336) 883-3021 or email.


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Saturday, October 5, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

As crisp fall air arrives so do apples and to savor all things apples we’re hosting a recipe contest. The rules can be found on our website. Tracy Clemons, Carl Wilson and Davina van Buren, High Point Foodie, will be our celebrity judges for our recipe contest which starts at 10 a.m.

Saturday, October 12, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Discover Your Library
Saturday, October 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Featured Farmer

Saturday, October 26, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
As this season comes to an end we're celebrating with a Spooktacular Soriee! Wear your costumes and have your picture taken in a professional photo booth from 10 a.m. to noon. Trick or treat with our vendors as you purchase items for all your fall needs. We’ll be hosting our second annual Pet Costume Contest at 10 a.m.

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

Upcoming Community Event

Historic Jamestown Society Presents: Music at Mendenhall
Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Mendenhall Homeplace, 603 W. Main St., Jamestown
Join us for an afternoon of live music and fun, featuring the musical talents of the Glenwood Choppers, and Davis & Newlin. Bring blankets/chairs. Water and baked goods will be for sale. For more information, contact Shawn Rogers at 336-454-3819 or email
Admission: Adults: $5; Children 12 and under: FREE

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