HISTORIC SOCIETY WELCOMES LONGRIFLE HISTORIAN MICHAEL BRIGGS | Education






HIGH POINT, North Carolina (Nov 5, 2021) – The High Point Historical Society‘s monthly program series will take place on Wednesday. November 17, 10 a.m. at the High Point Museum, located at 1859 E. Lexington Ave. This program is free and open to the public.

This month’s topic is The Davidson School Long Gunmakers“, with a discussion by Michael Briggs from Greensboro.

Briggs was educated at Ben L. Smith High School and Rockingham Community College. He is President and CEO of Call Coverage, Inc., a 45-year-old company specializing in unified communications technology. Briggs has been interested in history since the age of fourteen and is the founder of two local historic organizations, Col. John Sloan Camp, 1290, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Sitting Bull Society. He is the former president of the North Carolina Civil War Round Table.

Briggs is a member of the Historical Arms Collectors of the Southeast, the Kentucky Rifle Association, and the American Society of Arms Collectors. He has been a collector and student of decorative arts from Piedmont, North Carolina, including long guns, powder horns, furniture, Civil War artifacts made in North Carolina, and local history for over 40 years. years. He is also the author of seven books, including “Guilford County Long Gun Makers, “”Rowan school long gunmakers” and “The Davidson School Long Gunmakers. “

The museum adheres to all county COVID-19 regulations.

The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, shares the history of Greater High Point, provides a perspective on current issues and strengthens a sense of community.

The High Point Historical Society owns and maintains the collection of the High Point Museum, securing the history of the great High Point to foster a shared appreciation of the diverse histories, artifacts, events and traditions of our community.

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