The open house will feature holiday-themed musical performances from local groups, historical demonstrations and interpreters, arts and crafts, refreshments including hot apple cider and cookies, candle dipping, an outdoor exhibit, and a visit from Santa Claus.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the open house, the High Point Historical Society has organized special guests for the event. Kyle Jenks and Laura Rocklyn, James and Dolly Madison interpreters, will be in the gallery interacting with visitors and recounting stories and holiday traditions from the past.
Entertainment for the afternoon will also include High Point Community Theater performers from 1-1:30 p.m., the High Point University Brass Quartet from 1:30 to 2 p.m., the Penn Griffin Vocal Music Ensemble from 2:10-2:40 p.m., the First Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir from 2:50 to 3:20 p.m. and more. The museum is also excited to welcome back hammer dulcimer player Joe Shelton, who will play in the Haley House.