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March 2017

Restore Explore Connect: Preservation 101

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Preservation Greensboro’s Executive Director will present an introduction to the terminology and concepts associated with historic preservation, including types of designations, using examples from around the world. This presentation is fun for both the seasoned professional as well as those new to the preservation movement.

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April 2017

Restore Explore Connect: Furnishing Blandwood: Changing Taste in Antebellum America, Second of a Two-Part Series

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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When the New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1844 designed what became one of the country’s earliest Tuscan villas, he and his client, the visionary Governor John Motley Morehead, collaborated on various interior details for the enlargement of Blandwood. This is a second part of a two-part series, but participants will enjoy the presentation as a stand-alone event.

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Restore Explore Connect: Digging History – Uncovering the Past at Blandwood

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Dr. Stine led an archaeological dig at Blandwood to build on early digs from the 1970s. During this exploration, many interesting finds were uncovered that broaden our understanding of life and material culture at Blandwood. Discoveries involve building materials, early earthenware, buttons and fasteners, and even trading beads.

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Restore Explore Connect: From Grave Markers to Unmarked Graves – Archaeological Insights of Historic Cemeteries

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Shawn Patch, New South Associates, will discuss archaeological insights on various historic cemeteries in North Carolina and beyond. This presentation includes examples using ground-penetrating radar to identify unmarked graves and better define cemetery boundaries, as well as data from various marker inventories.

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Restore Explore Connect: The Art of William Garl Browne, Jr.

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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William Garl Browne Jr. was a nineteenth century portrait artist who exhibited in the National Academy in 1840, and earned national fame through a collection of portraits of General Zachary Taylor in 1847. This presentation will focus on Browne, who painted hundreds of portraits including members of the Morehead family.

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Old Salem and MESDA Coach Tour

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Our tour itinerary includes coach transport from Blandwood Mansion departing at 9:00 am, a guided tour of the MESDA collection with a special focus on Guilford County artifacts, lunch, a tour of the new Furr Gallery, a tour of the newly restored 1802 Vierling House, and a wine and cheese reception in the private 1787/1970 Bagge House overlooking Salem Square! These are two important buildings in Old Salem that will provide fresh insights on history and architecture.

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May 2017

The Secrets of Fisher Park

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Learn more about the architecture and history of Fisher Park through a presentation by architect James S. Collins. With offices in Greensboro and New York City, Collins has enjoyed several commissions for restorations and new construction in Old Irving Park, and has an eye for detail, materials, and proportion. Collins will be joined by Winston-Salem landscape architect Jeff Allen who will touch on trademark features of the neighborhood including the work of legendary designers Robert Cridland and John Nolen.

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Seventh Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Fisher Park

May 20 @ 11:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
(Old) Temple Emanuel, 713 North Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Vintage homes in the Fisher Park neighborhood will open their doors to ticket holders during Preservation Greensboro’s annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens May 20-21. The tour highlights stunning features of early twentieth century architecture. The tour is the flagship fundraiser for Preservation Greensboro.

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June 2017

Restore Explore Connect: Break On Through To The Other Side

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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One of the most difficult problems in African American Genealogy is convincing newcomers that records of their ancestors do exist and that they can make the connection between freedmen and their enslaved forebears. Lamar DeLoatch of the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society will present research tools and strategies that are useful to African American genealogy, and inspirational to genealogists of all specialties.

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October 2017

Curated Tour of Cape Town S.A.

October 15 - October 21
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Examine Cape Town's architectural history, including Eurpoean influences from early Dutch Calvinists, French Huguenots, and British traders imposed on an existing Khoisan pastoralist system. Explore the city's vibrant contemporary arts scene, recognized as World Design Capital in 2014. Wide-ranging, expert knowledge combined with a wealth of professional contacts ensure that this will be a singularly memorable trip to a city with rich history, an incredible geographic locale, and a creative future.

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