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Guilford at 250: Our Rich Heritage
January 21, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Guilford County celebrates its 250th birthday in 2021! Established on April 1, 1771, Guilford was named for an English Earl with royal connections, but the county was formed to segregate early settlers who did not welcome royal rules.
To celebrate Old Guilford’s semiquincentennial, Preservation Greensboro will hold a series of monthly lectures on Zoom to review a range of topics related to history, architecture, and preservation in the county. These Zoom gatherings will be free to the public and scheduled for each third Thursday evening of each month.
The first presentation of the series will be an overview of Guilford County history and architecture by Preservation Greensboro’s executive director, Benjamin Briggs. As one of the oldest counties in the North Carolina Piedmont, Guilford has a dynamic and rich history that is unique in having significant associations with three defining moments of American history: the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and the American Civil Rights Movement. The county is graced by examples of vernacular and nationally significant architecture that reveals its history and economic prosperity.
Join us for this presentation and learn more about the community you call home! Click the zoom link below and enter passcode: GSO250