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March 2021

Guilford at 250: The Town of Jamestown

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Older than Greensboro and High Point, the Town of Jamestown holds deep roots in Guilford County history. The area was settled by Quakers in 1752 who established grist and saw mills along the forks of the Deep River. By the time of the arrival of the North Carolina Railroad in 1856, others settled the community, including Methodists, freedmen, enslaved, and cotton mill workers. Learn more about Guilford's oldest community as Historic Jamestown Society's Director Shawn Rogers reviews the history and…

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April 2021

Guilford at 250: Guilford Battleground

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Over the course of our 250 years, Guilford County has been witness to three major turning points in American history: The Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement. Our connection with the Revolutionary War is memorialized at the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, the site of a Pyrrhic victory that changed the outcome of American of history. One of the earliest examples of the preservation movement in North Carolina, the battleground site provides three important touchstones as…

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May 2021

Guilford at 250: Our Leadership in Civil Rights

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Guilford County is unusual in North Carolina, and perhaps the American South for having a treasure trove of Black historic sites that include the acclaimed International Civil Rights Museum and Center, the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Palmer Memorial Institute, and the John Coltrane Childhood Home, as well as a significant collection of institutions such as Bennett College for Women, Penn-Griffin High School, Dudley High School, and the largest HBCU in the nation – NCA&T. Sometimes at the forefront of…

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