Sechrest Gallery Exhibits Rare Collection of Presidential Memorabilia

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 12, 2011 – Thanks to the generosity of a High Point University student’s parent, the community will have the unique opportunity to view a rare presidential collection that includes the original signatures of all 44 presidents of the United States.

The Historic Memorabilia Exhibition: Office of the U.S. Presidency is on loan from the HPU parent in the Sechrest Art Gallery through Oct. 13. The collection consists of 65 pieces that, in addition to signatures from presidents, include signatures from all 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. The autographs are presented with photographs and authentic documents.

“High Point University parents are our strongest advocates and they support our mission every day and in thousands of ways,” says HPU president Dr. Nido Qubein. “We are grateful to host such an impressive collection of Presidential memorabilia. Students, faculty, staff and visitors will be moved by the scope of this impressive historical collection.”

The Sechrest Gallery is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. Call 336-841-4685 for more information.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at

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Pam Haynes

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