Museum Exhibits

Core Gallery

Each of the Museum’s permanent exhibits offers insight into High Point, NC past. In the main gallery space of the Museum, explore the images and stories that record the individuals who lived, worshiped, and worked in High Point.

Along the way, you will meet the Native Americans who first settled the land, get a glimpse of the Plank Road, imagine the sound of the time clock at one of the city’s many factories, have the chance to picture John Coltrane’s hands gliding across the keys of his piano.

At the end, you’ll know the people of yesterday and today who have helped create the vibrant High Point community.

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Meredith’s Miniatures

Captivating visitors of all ages, High Point native Meredith Slane Michener’s exhibit “Meredith’s Miniatures” features vignettes of real rooms, real places, the far away and the fanciful. Linger over themed scenes ranging from an authentic replica of Monet’s kitchen to a fantasy garden to her very own family Christmas traditions. Marvel at the dazzling detail and intricate craftsmanship – all on a 1:12 scale. And be sure to leave time for a second and third look…the beauty is in the details.

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Furniture Heritage Exhibit

High Point’s Furniture Heritage examines the history of the relationship between the furniture industry and the people of High Point. The exhibit offers a unique perspective on the history of furniture manufacturing in our area. It includes interactive elements, video, photographs, memorabilia, machinery and furniture.

The exhibit focuses attention on the furniture industry as a key element of the city’s growth and prosperity. This exhibit, funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, documents this important industry in North Carolina.

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Fields & Feathers: Hunting at Deep River Lodge, 1895-1935

The hunting lodge phenomenon in the Piedmont at the turn of the 20th Century is a forgotten story of North Carolina’s past. For decades, America’s wealthiest men enjoyed hunting game birds across the open farmland. Many established permanent estates for their hobby. Deep River Lodge near Jamestown was one of the grandest examples.