Old North State Scroll

Bringing North Carolina History to Life through Art, Music, and Cultural Events

The state of North Carolina is especially beautiful in May. Add National Historic Preservation Month, and you have the perfect recipe for an unforgettable experience: inspiring, enlightening, informative, and uplifting! Visit High Point, NC, May 9 – 15 to immerse yourself in historic architecture, art, garden tours, concerts, culinary adventures, historic preservation symposiums, and once-in-a-lifetime access to private destinations. We invite you to participate in the living history of North Carolina, one of America’s original thirteen colonies, and the first with an English settlement. Here’s to Celebrate the Old North State!

History & Design

Enjoy an array of art, music, architecture, design, museums and historic sites through presentations by North Carolina’s renowned historians.

History Events


One of the joys of a North Carolina Spring is a visit to our beautiful gardens Enjoy both public and private botanical designs at their peak!

Garden Events

Music & Entertainment

Have fun while enjoying both traditional and modern musical and entertainment events all week long during Celebrate the Old North State!

Entertainment Events


Fine dining, English tea, home cooked Southern recipes, wine tastings and samplings of High Point’s best restaurants are all on the menu this week!

Culinary Events

Preserving North Carolina History: Daughters of the American RevolutionDaughters of the American Revolution

The genealogical National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded 1890, is headquartered in Washington D.C.’s Constitution Hall. NSDAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer service organization dedicated to preserving American history, furthering education, and promoting patriotism. Any woman 18 years or older with lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership.

With no government funding, DAR members across the globe volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities, supporting active duty and veteran military, student scholarships and financial aid, schools for under-served children, naturalization ceremonies for new citizens, and patriotic holidays. Investigate American history and decorative arts through the NSDAR national museum’s changing and permanent exhibits.

The Alexander Martin Chapter of High Point, named for Revolutionary War Patriot and two-term North Carolina Governor Alexander Martin – in partnership with over 35 historic preservation, cultural, arts, and educational organizations presents Celebrate the Old North State! in commemoration of its 100th anniversary and the rich, vibrant living history of North Carolina, one of America’s original thirteen colonies. Please join us!

DAR Historic Presevation

Historic Preservation

DAR Patriotism


DAR Education


The citizens of High Point take their heritage seriously. Early settlers were primarily Quakers and Germans. In the mid-1700s our area served as a refuge for Pennsylvania Quakers. High Point became a leading textile and woodworking center, named for being the “high point” along the historic North Carolina Railroad between Goldsboro and Charlotte. Our area became renowned for vernacular architecture and the stately homes of leading industrialists.

High Point is the Home Furnishings Capital of the World. Our city hosts over 100,000 travelers from more than 110 countries who visit here twice each year for the International Home Furnishings Market, the world’s largest home furnishings trade show. Located in the heart of Piedmont North Carolina, we are within 90 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, “America’s favorite drive.”

As our guest during Celebrate the Old North State week, you may explore the rich history of High Point and North Carolina – historic architecture, gardens, visual arts, music, Southern and Piedmont NC culinary delights. Whatever your fancy, the fun will be firsthand access to otherwise private cultural and historic treasures. And for one day during Celebrate the Old North State week, registered guests can also reserve tours with leading interior designers to some of the world’s most fashionable home furnishings showrooms – otherwise open to the trade only. Don’t miss this opportunity. Please join us!