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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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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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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Sip & See at Hillside – A Preservation Benefit

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hillside Estate, 301 Fisher Park Circle
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT!  ANOTHER EVENT IS BEING PLANNED FOR EARLY NOVEMBER, PLEASE STAY TUNED! Greensboro is enjoying several incredible historic preservation projects…and we want you to have the opportunity to see them as they progress! Come to the Hillside Estate in Fisher Park and the Cascade Saloon in downtown for two special events that allow you to witness preservation in progress! Sip & See at Hillside will allow guests to enjoy victuals and libations as they explore the 1929 Tudor-style house and meet…

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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 Print Works 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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November 2017

Swigs and Switchmen: Cascade Saloon Transformation Tour

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cascade Saloon, 408-410 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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TICKET SALES FOR THE CASCADE TRANSFORMATION EVENT HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE INFORMATION. From its glory days as Greensboro’s primary watering hole to its strange middle age to its stretch on “death row” as a lost cause to some, the historic Cascade Saloon building has always been literally - and figuratively - at a crossroads. Come see the exciting renovation in progress and hear details from some of the skilled artisans and preservationists who are giving…

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

November 6 @ 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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Early Victorian Christmas at Blandwood

November 9 @ 12:00 am - December 31 @ 12:00 am
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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The Early Victorian Period in Greensboro was one of growth and change, as new educational and industrial opportunities brought a greater diversity of traditions and customs to the region. During this period, holiday festivities evolved and changed as modest “backwoods” practices began to embrace national and international traditions. Explore Blandwood to learn about evolving mid-nineteenth century holiday traditions. The mansion is fully decorated in local and period greenery, as if prepared for a grand Christmas Ball! Guided tours are offered during museum hours, and group tours are…

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Urban Archaeology: Proximity Print Works Tour

November 11 @ 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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