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November 2018

Early Victorian Christmas at Blandwood

November 8 @ 11:00 am - December 30 @ 4:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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The Early Victorian Period in Greensboro was one of growth and change, as new educational and industrial opportunities brought a greater diversity of traditions and customs to the region. During this period, holiday festivities evolved and changed as modest “backwoods” practices began to embrace national and international traditions.Explore Blandwood to learn about evolving mid-nineteenth century holiday traditions. The mansion is fully decorated in local and period greenery, as if prepared for a grand Christmas Ball! Guided tours are offered during museum hours, and group tours are encouraged.…

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January 2019

The Motown Lowdown: Reflections on today’s Detroit Renaissance

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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On his recent cross-country trip, Richard Gantt, art historian retired from the UNCG Department of Art, was certain to plan a stop in Detroit! “The city and environs of Detroit were top destinations,” he explained, “the area being loaded with important architecture, industrial design, and fine art.” He and his architect friend Tom explored the highlights of the Motor City, and he left with some surprising observations and delightful discoveries. Enjoy a special evening learning of Richard’s reflections on his…

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February 2019

Preservation Greensboro’s 53rd Annual Meeting

February 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Join us to learn more about the state of historic preservation in Greensboro! This meeting serves as Preservation Greensboro’s annual General Membership Meeting that will include the presentation of Preservation Awards.In addition to awards and a community update by our executive director Benjamin Briggs. Our speaker for the evening is G. Edwin ("Eddie") Belk, founder of Belk Architecture. Architects and preservationsists know Belk as having built a reputation on reviving treasured industrial buildings into community economic engines by enhancing historic…

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March 2019

Natty Green’s Good Work Wednesday

March 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Natty Greene’s Brewpub, 345 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Preservation Greensboro is proud to be selected as the non-profit beneficiary of Natty Green’s Good Work Wednesday on Wednesday March 20th!  The charitable program will see 10% of ALL sales Wednesday night donated to Preservation Greensboro.  Mark your calendars and come out to support two preservation partners on one delicious night! In 2004 Natty Greene's Brewing Co. opened in the historic J. W. Jones Building at 345 South Elm Street with the idea to brew fantastic ales and sours. That year, the company…

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Friendly Furniture: The Quaker Cabinetmakers of Guilford County, North Carolina, 1775–1825

March 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Join us for a special lecture on Guilford County history with Robert Leath, Chief Curator & Vice President, Old Salem Museums & Gardens. The distinctive furniture of early Quaker settlers in Guilford County was first presented by the late John Bivins in a pioneering article in the May 1973 issue of The Magazine ANTIQUES, “A piedmont North Carolina cabinetmaker: The development of regional style.” Bivins identified several case pieces—consisting of chests, chests of drawers, clock cases, desks, desks and bookcases,…

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April 2019

Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage

April 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, 1028-B Huffman Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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Find eclectic treasures at the Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage! This outdoor pop-up market includes rustic treasures, creatively reused collectibles, vintage finds, locally-made goods, salvaged wood furniture, and upscale handmade items. Architectural Salvage of Greensboro is a 25-year old non-profit initiative of Preservation Greensboro. Our volunteer crew salvages vintage materials from buildings that are being knocked down or renovated  and recycles those items back into Greensboro’s creative community. We specialize in historic mantels, windows, light fixtures, doors, moldings, heart…

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May 2019

The Secrets of Lindley Park

May 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Quaker J. Van Lindley (1838-1918) was renowned as a pomologist, Unionist, civic protagonist, and an intrepid businessman. He first established his reputation in the nursery business before evolving into the manufacturing of terra cotta pipe and later, he established a cotton-mill - all under the Pomona name-brand. Later, he took a position as the president of Security Life and Annuity Co. His interest in civic activites was strong. Lindley donated 60 acres north of Spring Garden Street for use as a community park…

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Ninth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Lindley Park

May 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Lindley Park Gates, 2700 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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Preservation Greensboro’s Ninth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens will feature vintage homes in the Lindley Park neighborhood during National Historic Preservation Month of May. Vintage homes in the Lindley Park neighborhood will open their doors to ticket holders on the weekend of May 18-19, 2019. The tour will highlight early twentieth century architecture and home design. “Lindley Park stands among Greensboro’s classic park-centered neighborhoods,” says Benjamin Briggs, executive director of Preservation Greensboro, “its winding streets, sidewalks, parks, and…

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June 2019

Detroit Pop Up Trip

June 7, 2019 - June 9, 2019
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Perhaps you heard that Detroit has begun a remarkable rebound, but you can’t fully understand the scope and scale of revitalization efforts in the Motor City…unless you visit! For a generation, Detroit has been the tagline for commentary on the ills of urban America. As cities like New York, Cleveland, and Buffalo have achieved revitalization their city centers, Detroit seemed left behind…until now. Within sixteen months of emerging from the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy, partnerships between city and state government,…

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September 2019

The Architecture of England

September 10, 2019 - September 17, 2019
447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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England is an obvious travel destination for preservationists. From Inigo Jones to Sir John Soane to Norman Foster, the British are passionate about the romance of historic architecture. Here in North Carolina, our affection for British architecture goes deeper. In Greensboro, several of our most historic sites reflect English themes. Our magnificent Julian Price Designer Showhouse in April 2018 was held in a stately Tudor Manorhouse, replete with half-timberwork, herringbone brickwork, and sturdy towers. In June 2018 we enjoyed the Miramichi…

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Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, 1028-B Huffman Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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Find eclectic treasures at the Semi-Annual Vintage Market at Architectural Salvage! This outdoor pop-up market includes rustic treasures, creatively reused collectibles, vintage finds, locally-made goods, salvaged wood furniture, and upscale handmade items. Architectural Salvage of Greensboro is a 25-year old non-profit initiative of Preservation Greensboro. Our volunteer crew salvages vintage materials from buildings that are being knocked down or renovated  and recycles those items back into Greensboro’s creative community. We specialize in historic mantels, windows, light fixtures, doors, moldings, heart…

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