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Talk + Tour! Community Engaged Design Monday April 16

Hillside Estate 301 Fisher Park Circle, Greensboro, NC

UNCG’s Center for Community-Engaged Design is an interdisciplinary research center that fosters community/university partnerships for meaningful research and design of the built and natural environments. The Center address design-related projects throughout the region.

2019 Color Trends: A Special Presentation from Benjamin Moore Paints

Lindley Community Recreation Center 2907 Springwood Drive, Greensboro, NC

Candice Carter Smith, IIDA, NCIDQ, Architectural & Design Representative with Benjamin Moore & Co. will present a review of popular paint color trends in American homes in 2019. Color is an important part of our lives, and Candice will use illustrations to reveal how we can better understand the use of colors for bold statements or calming…

Guilford at 250: Our Rich Heritage

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Guilford County celebrates its 250th birthday in 2021! Established on April 1, 1771, Guilford was named for an English Earl with royal connections, but the county was formed to segregate early settlers who did not welcome royal rules. To celebrate Old Guilford’s semiquincentennial, Preservation Greensboro will hold a series of monthly lectures on Zoom to…

Guilford at 250: Civil Rights Era Touchstones

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Greensboro’s Civil Rights history is unparalleled in North Carolina. With keystone institutions such as NCA&T, Bennett College, and Dudley High School, Greensboro has (at times) been a national leader in Civil Rights. According to historian William H. Chafe, “In some ways Greensboro simply exemplified national trends; in others, it helped to create them, particularly with…

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Guilford at 250: The Town of Jamestown

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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,…

Guilford at 250: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

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Over the course of our 250 years, Guilford County witnessed 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 conflict was the largest battle of the Southern Campaign, and it…

High Point’s Architectural Legacy

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Established among Quaker settlements in 1859 at the intersection of the Great Fayetteville and Western Plank Road and the North Carolina Railroad, High Point was destined to be a center of commerce and manufacturing from its start. Growth of the furniture industry in the 1890s and textile manufacturing in the twentieth century brought great wealth…

Guilford County’s Patchwork Quilt

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In contrast to other parts of the American South, the Carolina Piedmont was a patchwork quilt of groups of settlers who brought their denominations with them from Pennsylvania, and quickly established congregation-related settlements that resulted in distinctive communities. Settlers arriving from the 1740s onward via the Great Valley of Virginia from the mid-Atlantic area included…

Building Greensboro – Foundations of Our Mid-Century Modern History

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Over the past five years, a new storyline has emerged in Greensboro that is associated with Black builders, artists, and architects. In spite of systemic disenfranchisement typical of the mid-twentieth century, Black residents of East Greensboro expressed optimism through progressive architectural styles for mid-century modern style buildings. These middle- and high-income Black families served as…

Guilford County’s Early Textile History

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Guilford County has long been recognized for its industrial heritage, but did you know that some historians trace North Carolina’s industrial awakening to one early Guilford resident? From Greensboro, the seeds of North Carolina’s textile history in the Carolina Piedmont were sewn. Few industries had an impact on our cultural landscape – both in Guilford…

Guilford Women in Architecture

447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

Throughout its 250-year history, women have had a role in commissioning, designing, and preserving Guilford County's architecture and built environment. Exemplified by the campus commissions for Greensboro College and Bennett College for Women, to the famous hotel of Nannie Kilby in High Point, to the preservation of the Weir-Jordan House in Greensboro, women have shaped…

Thomas Day Saturday Morning Symposium

Blandwood Carriage House 400 West McGee Street, Greensboro, NC

Join us for an informative deep dive into the history and artisanry of Thomas Day. Learn not only about the life and social context of Thomas Day, his wife Aquilla, and their family, but learn about the identifying features and technology that typifies his furniture for clues on what might be - and might not…