HIGH POINT, N.C., May 1, 2019 – The entire community is invited to take part in an opening of a new exhibit at the High Point Museum created by High Point University students at 5:30 p.m. on May 6.
HPU Service Learning students have spent the entire semester at the Congregational United Church of Christ in High Point, a traditionally African-American church that has been around since 1890, researching its past.
HPU students have spent a great deal of time at the church and with members of the community attending services, community potlucks and interviewing members for the exhibit. Students have also interviewed community members outside the church and conducted extensive archival research for the project.
“I think this project has been a model of how service learning can benefit both the students and the community with which they work,” says Dr. Paul Ringel, associate professor of history.
The students will present their research on the church’s history using banners they have created. The exhibit will remain in the museum for a period of time then will be given to the Congregational United Church of Christ.