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Posted on: March 31, 2017

[ARCHIVED] North Carolina Science Festival Comes to High Point

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HIGH POINT, NC (March 31, 2017) As part of the North Carolina Science Festival, the High Point Museum will be hosting two events during April.  

“Science is fun, science is everywhere, science is for everyone — that’s what the North Carolina Science Festival is all about,” said Jonathan Frederick, Festival director.

Fire and Iron: The Art and Science of the Blacksmith’s Forge will be presented Saturday, April 8 from 10 am to 4 pm. Members of the North Carolina Artist-Blacksmith's Association will be working throughout the day and discussing the science involved in taking the raw materials of the world and turning them into everyday objects.

The Museum will present North Carolina Piedmont Gold Saturday, April 22 from 10 am to 4 pm in our Historical Park. Come learn about the science and history of gold mining in North Carolina. Gold was first discovered in NC in 1799 and was mined in the greater High Point area for many years. Learn about the chemistry of gold and the different technologies that have been used to help people get it from the ground and into their everyday lives. Also learn about the different kinds of rocks and minerals in the area and where else they found gold around the state. Visitors can try gold panning.

"We're excited to have the North Carolina Science Festival here," Michael Scott, Curator of Education at the High Point Museum, said. "We want to bring quality programs and activities to our city Museum that connect history to a variety of multi-disciplines including science and art."

Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States.  Through a two-week series of community-based events each spring (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational and cultural impact of science in North Carolina. The North Carolina Science Festival is presented by the Biogen Foundation and produced by Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For more information, visit www.ncsciencefestival.org.

The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, is dedicated to sharing Greater High Point’s history, providing perspective for current issues, and strengthening 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

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