10 Ways Blandwood is NC’s Historic Center!

Why is Greensboro’s Blandwood Mansion the best place to learn about North Carolina history? “History happens here” says Benjamin Briggs, executive director of Preservation Greensboro, the non-governmental organization that owns and operates the museum. “The site’s primary associations are with two-term North Carolina governor John Motley Morehead. However, many other key figures in the state’s history…

Pivoting Politics: Documenting the Shifting Position of John Motley Morehead on the Topic of Slavery

There is no lens within our modern moral context to understand or condone the enslavement of fellow human beings that took place in the first 258 years of American history. It is a horror that has haunted the human experience and remains in practice even today. However, by reflecting on the historical context of enslavement…

The Blandwood Carriage House: A Blend of the Distant and Recent Past

The Blandwood Carriage House celebrates 45 years of history and blends the Gate City’s nineteenth-century history with that of celebrated twentieth-century Greensboro architect Ed Loewenstein. Octagonal buildings were architectural curiosities in the mid-nineteenth century, when promoters assured that their shape would be cheaper to build and more efficient to use than traditional buildings. The fad…

Ownership of Blandwood Conveyed to Preservation Greensboro

Ownership of Blandwood Mansion and Carriage House, a National Historic Landmark property located in downtown Greensboro, has been transferred from the John Motley Morehead Memorial Commission to Preservation Greensboro Incorporated. Preservation Greensboro Incorporated is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of historic and architectural treasures in Greensboro. Established in 1966, the organization’s first project…