High Point Museum to Host Annual Open House


The open house will feature many historical demonstrations such as a candle-dipping.

Photo courtesy of High Point Museum

The High Point Museum is hosting its 44th annual Holiday Open House Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. All ages are invited to enjoy an entertaining day at the museum, located at 1859 E. Lexington Ave.

The Open House will be a fun-filled day featuring holiday-themed musical performances from local groups, arts and crafts, refreshments include hot apple cider and cookies, historical demonstrations such as a blacksmith, spinning and weaving, candle-dipping, and a visit from the one and only Santa Claus.

The choir from the Montlieu Academy of Technology will start off the day singing a variety of holiday favorites at 1:15 pm. The Heart & Soul Singers from the Arc of High Point will be performing at 2 pm. Santa Claus will make a special appearance from 2:30 pm to 4 pm.

“We look forward to welcoming the community into the museum at this special event each year,” Edith Brady, the museum director, says.  “It’s festive and fun for the whole family.”

Two new exhibits, World War II and board games, were recently installed at the museum. The WWII exhibit, located in the lobby, marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It includes items from our collection that that shows the mobilization of the local community during the war. For the last few years, the High Point Museum has exhibited toys, games and dolls during the holiday season. This year, board games are on the mezzanine until Feb. 25. Games on display will be include The Challenge High Point and a unique and handmade game related to navigating the Furniture Market by employees of Drexel Heritage Furniture Company as well as classic board games.

The Guilford Militia, a Revolutionary War Reenactment group, will be in our Historical Park. Come learn about the life of a Revolutionary War soldier.

Admission and all activities are free.

For more information, visit https://www.highpointnc.gov/694/Museum/

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