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Posted on: January 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] The Need for Speed: Soap Box Derby Racing in High Point Exhibition

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The exhibition explores High Point’s soap box derbies in the 1950s with objects and photographs from the collection of the High Point Museum.
Humans have thrilled and delighted in races of all kinds since the dawn of time. A popular outlet for this need for speed among teenage boys in the mid-20th century was the soap box derby. High Point participated in this national phenomenon from 1951 - 1972. Visitors of the exhibition are invited to take a step back to its heyday and enjoy the ride.

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