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August 2017

Revolution Mill Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Revolution Mill, 1200 revolution Mill Drive
Greensboro, NC United States
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The Revolution Mill complex represents an important chapter in the development of Greensboro as one of the largest cities in North Carolina. The mill was a keystone of brothers Moses and Ceasar Cone’s textile empire, established in Greensboro after observing opportunity in the rapid expansion of the southern textile industry. Revolution Mill was named for the “revolutionary” idea of manufacturing flannel here in the American South. The complex is in the process of a massive restoration project by the Self Help…

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Westerwood Walking Tour (Saturday Morning)

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Double Oaks, 204 North Mendenhall Street
Greensboro, 27401
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Beginning with the magnificent neoclassical Double Oaks mansion on Mendenhall Street, this tour will weave the history of Westerwood from the late nineteenth century to the present. Built on a hill just a west of Greensboro’s village center, the area was first developed in the 1890s as the home of B. H. Merrimon. His home, known as The Cedars, was among Greensboro’s most exuberant Queen Anne homes. It stood until the 1960s. Property surrounding The Cedars was developed first as the Highlands, then…

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Center City North Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Green Bean, 341 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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The Gate City grew from a county seat and college town to the second largest city in the state during the twentieth century, and our downtown has some of the best examples of architecture of the period to show for it! Unusual highlights of the tour include early skyscrapers, Mid-Century Modern landmarks, and a Brutalist governmental campus that stands among the best examples of their styles in the state. An array of architects are represented, from our own Raleigh James Hughes,…

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September 2017

Revolution Mill Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

September 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Revolution Mill, 1200 revolution Mill Drive
Greensboro, NC United States
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The Revolution Mill complex represents an important chapter in the development of Greensboro as one of the largest cities in North Carolina. The mill was a keystone of brothers Moses and Ceasar Cone’s textile empire, established in Greensboro after observing opportunity in the rapid expansion of the southern textile industry. Revolution Mill was named for the “revolutionary” idea of manufacturing flannel here in the American South. The complex is in the process of a massive restoration project by the Self Help…

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October 2017

Furnishing Blandwood – Changing Taste in Antebellum America, First of a Two-Part Series

October 2 @ 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 came to Greensboro and designed what became one of the country’s earliest Tuscan villas, he and his client, the visionary Governor John Motley Morehead, collaborated on furnishing Blandwood’s interior.  The recommendations and selections made by both enterprising men—especially with regard to art and furniture—reflect shifting tastes in mid-nineteenth century America.  A digital presentation highlights the historic artifacts owned by the Moreheads, including some new discoveries, and elucidates the roles played…

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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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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017

Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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A Halloween tradition of Ghost Stories continues this October at Blandwood Mansion! Located in downtown Greensboro, Blandwood has stood for more than 200 years, witnessing the passage of time, historic events, and the lives of its occupants. Our special friend and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown will weave her magic with spine-tingling stories, historic legends and fanciful tales about North Carolina. With just the flicker of the fireplace and candles, guests will be seated on the floor of the West Parlor, as is…

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Urban Archaeology: Proximity Printworks Tour

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Printworks, end of 9th Street
Greensboro, NC
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Proximity Print Works was built to allow the Proximity Manufacturing Company to print designs onto their fabrics, rather than to ship them off for finishing to other concerns. Constructed in stages in the 1910s and 1920s, the facility contains a variety of cavernous spaces and incorporates a variety of materials that serve as a contrast with nearby Revolution Mill. Although the structure is currently vacant, and its walls have been used as a canvass for grafitti artists, the property is soon to…

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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2017

Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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A Halloween tradition of Ghost Stories continues this October at Blandwood Mansion! Located in downtown Greensboro, Blandwood has stood for more than 200 years, witnessing the passage of time, historic events, and the lives of its occupants. Our special friend and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown will weave her magic with spine-tingling stories, historic legends and fanciful tales about North Carolina. With just the flicker of the fireplace and candles, guests will be seated on the floor of the West Parlor, as is…

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November 2017

Blandwood Closed for Christmas Decoration

November 6 - November 8
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Blandwood Mansion will be closed to tours during this time in order to decorate the museum for the holidays. The house will re-open, fully decorated for Christmas in the 1850s, on Thursday, November 9th at 11am! To book a group tour, please call our office at 336-272-5003.

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