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February 2020

Blandwood Love-A-Landmark Party

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$25

Come enjoy Blandwood at twilight with this special event hosted by members of the Preservation Greensboro Board of Directors! Blandwood was designed in 1844 by one of America's preeminent architects, Alexander Jackson Davis of New York, and he knew how to design a house to impress. Perhaps his greatest aptitude was in designing houses for notable New Yorkers that would delight the eye during evening soirees. No need to time travel to old New York to experience one of our…

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April 2020

2020 Museum Day Live

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Ticket Required for this FREE event Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free! Fee Museum Day Live Ticket is for two people only. Tickets will be available for the public to download beginning at midnight on February 27, 2020. Your Ticket will be emailed to you after you submit your information. You may show your e-mail ticket on…

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June 2020

Blandwood In-Depth Tour: Architecture

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$10

A fascinating look at the techniques of construction; use of materials such as timber, brick and plaster; and architectural terminology related to Blandwood Mansion. This tour explores the architecture of Blandwood, a National Historic Landmark with additions designed by preeminent New York City architect Alexander Jackson Davis, as an illustration of early Piedmont Carolina architectural traditions from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries as well as new concepts and techniques introduced during the Industrial Revolution and the Victorian Period…

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Blandwood In-Depth Tour: Portraiture

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$10

As a museum, Blandwood chronicles an impressive collection of historical media that documents the evolution of portraiture from eighteenth century silhouettes to late nineteenth century photography. This special tour reviews the progression of portraiture from simple backwoods representations through posed oil portraits, calotype and daguerreotype prints, to modern photography. This tour explores Blandwood as a remarkable collection that documents a century of rapid change in technology. This tour will be led by Preservation Greensboro's Executive Director, Benjamin Briggs. 40 minutes.

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Blandwood In-Depth Tour: Decorative Arts

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$10

The decorative arts at Blandwood reveal an astonishing amount about changing tastes in America during the first half of the nineteenth century, as taste makers pivoted from Roman Classical to Greek Classical and French inspirations. Blandwood features a remarkable collection of pieces that are original to the house and family known as "The Morehead Collection.". The tour will highlight a number of pieces from this Collection, and provide context for their inspiration in terms of form and craftsmanship. Blandwood's resident…

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