The High Point Museum has its roots with the High Point Historical Society and continues to rely on the dedicated support of this organization to fill its galleries with artifacts and raise funds for projects that exceed the Museum’s operational budget.
The High Point Historical Society collects, preserves and showcases the history of greater High Point to foster a shared appreciation of our community reflected in the stories, events and traditions of our past.
What is the High Point Historical Society?
The High Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1966 by citizens concerned about preserving the history of the area. It is dedicated to collecting and preserving artifacts representative of Greater High Point’s History for exhibit at the Museum. It is the only organization in High Point which seeks to broadly collect artifacts reflecting the diverse population and heritage of the entire community.
What does the High Point Historical Society do?
The High Point Historical Society owns and cares for the core artifact collection of the High Point Museum. It funds the acquisition and care of the Museum’s artifact collection, including insurance, storage and preservation supplies, and special conservation treatments. The High Point Historical Society Board of Trustees sets policy regarding the care and upkeep of its collection. It strives to actively collect and preserve artifacts representative of our community’s diverse population and heritage. It further supports the work of the High Point Museum through fundraising activities for special projects.
Why should I support the High Point Historical Society?
Simply put, the High Point Museum wouldn’t offer much to see without the High Point Historical Society’s artifact collection. Local taxes contribute to the Museum’s operating budget, but that budget does not include any funds for expenses related to the artifact collection since it is owned by the High Point Historical Society. The High Point Historical Society raises the funding needed to properly preserve our area’s artifacts to ensure that they will still be around when your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren come to visit the Museum 50, 100 or 150 years from now.
How can I support the High Point Historical Society?
You can support the work of the High Point Historical Society in several ways.