High Point Museum gets $150,000

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point Museum plans to use a $150,000 grant to launch a new exhibit on the heritage of the furniture industry.

The two-year grant was one of 414 totaling $17.4 million distributed by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of its Museums for America funding program.

The High Point Museum plans to use the funds to create the North Carolina Furniture Heritage Project, which aims to tell the story of furniture in the region.

The exhibit is planned to mark the town’s 150th anniversary celebration, schedule for 2009-10, and will feature stories of the individuals involved in the design, manufacturing and wholesale and retail marketing of furniture.

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