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Restore Explore Connect: Building Greensboro – Foundations of Our Mid-Century Modern History
February 28, 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!
Eric Woodard, “The Mod Man”, will present “Building Greensboro – Foundations of Our Mid-Century Modern History”. Learn how Greensboro blazed a different path during the Civil Rights Era that departed from traditional narratives found throughout the southeastern United States. The presentation will showcase trailblazing architects Edward Loewenstein, Edward “Blue” Jenkins, William Streat, Gerard Gray, and Clinton Gravely, all of whom broke social and design barriers in Greensboro, and provided the city with a family of distinctive modern designs. Eric has been profiled in publications such as O.Henry Magazine and Atomic Ranch. 1.5 hours.