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Restore Explore Connect: A Piedmont North Carolina Collection and the Walls that Surround It
March 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Preservation Greensboro is planning an exciting Lecture Series in early 2017 that will focus on Architecture, the Decorative Arts, and History in the Gate City and Guilford County. The series will take place week nights, and will be presented by scholars and experts who have studied the unique facets of our history that makes our community a remarkable place to live.
We have a great storyline spanning 300 years of history here in our corner of the world. Why not learn more about it? Our Lecture Series is free to the public, and topics are detailed on our Events page. Please plan to join us for Restore Explore Connect – Preservation Greensboro’s 2017 Lecture Series!
Dr. Tom Sears is well known and regarded in the world of furniture makers and collectors. He and his wife Sara have been collectors since 1970, and their passion grew in 1976 when they salvaged elements of the General Frances K. Simpson House in Guilford County with its highly significant faux finish interiors. This initiative began a life-long love of period furnishings and decorative arts related to the Southern Piedmont. Learn about their journey in collecting, and be inspired to cultivate your own interests in period collecting, whatever that might be! The Sears’ collection and their home, Crow Hill, were profiled in The Magazine Antiques in April 2012. Dr. Sears is a respected presentor with the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts. He is currently on the Board of Old Salem Museums and Gardens (Chairman of Building and Grounds) and on national board of SAPFM.1.5 hours