Kick-off your summer at the High Point Museum at our Family Fun Day Sunday, June 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with outdoor games from the past and present. Admission is free and this event will take place rain or shine. This also marks the beginning of our summer hours the Museum will be open Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. until August 25.
Come play a variety of old-fashioned outdoor games such as Ring around the Rosie, Red light, Green light and Duck, Duck, Goose. Our historical park interpreters will be showing and teaching games such as graces, rolling hoops, stilts, and cup and ball. Games such as corn hole, horseshoes, hopscotch, Twister and Pokemon Go also will be available to play. Sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, hula-hoops and a DIY photo booth will be available.
Popsicles and lemonade will be available. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic to enjoy on the beautiful Museum campus. Participants will be able to tour the entire Museum building as well as three historical buildings.
"Our winter family game night has become very popular, so we thought we'd try a warm weather edition to keep the tradition of popular outdoor and schoolyard games alive," Edith Brady, Museum Director, said. "It's a fun opportunity for families to get outside and moving together and maybe even meet some new friends."
Throughout the summer, the Museum has various activities and events planned including "Drive-In" Movie (baseball themed movie Saturday, June 29), Art Splash (Sunday, August 4) and National Night Out (outdoor movieTuesday, August 6). As usual, the Historical Park will be conducting demonstrations and giving tours. Our exhibits this summer include "At the Old Ball Game" ends July 7 and we will be opening "High Point Rising: Celebrating 100 Year of Business High Point - Chamber of Commerce" Thursday, July 18.
Summer is the perfect time to book a tour for your group. Tours are available Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and can be scheduled online at www.highpointmuseum.org.
The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, shares Greater High Point’s history, provides perspective for current issues, and strengthens the sense of community.
The City of High Point aims to serve as the catalyst for bringing together the community’s human, economic and civic resources for the purpose of creating the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. For more information on the City, visit www.highpointnc.gov