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Dia de los Muertos

For the third year, the High Point Museum and the YWCA Latino Family Center have partnered for a Dia de los Muertos event. The event will be held Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. until noon at the High Point Museum. It is a hands-on learning experience and celebration of the Day of the Dead with altars, sugar skulls, kids activities, and a honoring of the loved ones that have passed away, a Latin American tradition brought to the High Point community by High Point families.

Come learn and experience the Latinx culture and view our community’s Dia de los Muertos altars and food offerings. Activities will include papel picado (paper decorations), paper flower making, storytelling, dancing, and face painting. Refreshments including sweet breads will be available. Language interpreters will be on site. The event is free and open to the public.

The Day of the Dead altars will be on display in the Museum October 29 – November 2. The altars are the most prominent feature in the celebration because they show the souls the way home. The altars make the souls (animas) feel welcome and show they have not been forgotten. Most altars feature photos, personal items, candles, food including candy and fruit, flowers, salt and religious elements.


To kick off this celebration, the High Point Museum is showing a family friendly movie inspired by this Mexican holiday, Friday, November 1 at 6 p.m. Popcorn will be available and visitors are invited to bring an indoor picnic dinner. This event is free and open to the public. 

Little Red Schoolhouse

Little Little Red Schoolhouse Open

10 a.m. to Noon

Wednesday, November 6— It’s Story time! Stories about Fall, Thanksgiving, and the Holidays
Thursday, November 21—Time to Craft!  Turkey place mats
Saturday, November 30—Let’s Decorate! Decorate Little Red Schoolhouse for its first Holiday season

little red schoolhouse items

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.

Open Hearth Cooking
Saturday, November 16
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open Hearth Cooking

Come watch our costumed interpreters cook a traditional fall harvest meal over an open hearth in the Hoggatt House, just like early Americans used to do. FREE. All ages welcome. Drop-in.
Blacksmith Demonstration
Saturdays, Nov. 9 & 23
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

Tuesday, November 5, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lunch and Jazz - Nursery Song Swing
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

While we know them as indelible parts of our youth, nursery songs have incredible stories. They are sometimes historical records, they are coded messages, they are life lessons taught amongst the generations, and they are social comments. Above all, they are catchy, fun, and endlessly memorable. The Jazz at Lincoln Center shares all of that and more in this celebration of the format.
The audience is encouraged to bring their own lunch as lunch will not be provided. Come listen, network, collaborate, and celebrate jazz.


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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