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September 2018

Walking Wednesday Tour of Greensboro’s Modernist Downtown

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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As Greensboro grew to become the second largest city in North Carolina by 1970, the city gained affluence through income from textiles, cigarettes, electronics, banking, and insurance. Wealth and prosperity led to corporate confidence which translated into progressive designs that drew from global conversations on architecture. For the decades between 1930 and 1980, Greensboro was recognized as a symbol of the New South, and the New South was illustrated by modern architecture. This is a bonus tour to mark the end…

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October 2018

Screening of “Cascade: Caring for a Place” (2018)

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cascade Saloon, 408-410 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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This event is being rescheduled to a date yet undetermined. Join us for a special screening of a documentary by Michael Frierson on the Cascade Saloon. There will be two shows: 7:00 and 8:00 followed by short discussion with the filmmaker and short tours of the building. The preservation of the Cascade Saloon, one of the oldest remaining historical buildings in Greensboro, has been 15 years in the making, and was accomplished through community partnerships and a lot of determination.   Located…

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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 19 @ 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 and has witnessed the passage of time, historic events, and the lives of its occupants. Our special friend and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown will weave her 14th season of 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…

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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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$5

A Halloween tradition of Ghost Stories continues this October at Blandwood Mansion! Located in downtown Greensboro, Blandwood has stood for more than 200 years and has witnessed the passage of time, historic events, and the lives of its occupants. Our special friend and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown will weave her 14th season of 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…

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November 2018

Early Victorian Christmas at Blandwood

November 8 @ 11:00 am - December 30 @ 4:00 pm
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 encouraged.…

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December 2018

Preservation Greensboro Holiday Party at Blandwood

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Leadership Level friends of Preservation Greensboro are invited to attend our annual Holiday Party at historic Blandwood Mansion in downtown Greensboro. Plan to spend the evening with us in the 220 year old house to celebrate the holiday season with those in our local preservation community. Blandwood is always beautifully decorated for the holiday season with garlands and flowers that were popular in North Carolina during the antebellum period. Our Holiday Party is a opportunity for us to thank our members…

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February 2019

Preservation Greensboro’s 53rd Annual Meeting

February 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: TBD Join us to learn more about the state of historic preservation in Greensboro! This meeting serves as Preservation Greensboro’s annual General Membership Meeting that will include the presentation of Preservation Awards.In addition to awards and a community update by our executive director Benjamin Briggs. Help us celebrate preservation in Greensboro in this, our 53rd year! Get your name out to Greensboro's active preservation community by joining us as  a sponsor of our Annual Meeting!

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May 2019

The Secrets of Lindley Park

May 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Quaker J. Van Lindley (1838-1918) was renowned as a pomologist, Unionist, civic protagonist, and an intrepid businessman. He first established his reputation in the nursery business before evolving into the manufacturing of terra cotta pipe and later, he established a cotton-mill - all under the Pomona name-brand. Later, he took a position as the president of Security Life and Annuity Co. His interest in civic activites was strong. Lindley donated 60 acres north of Spring Garden Street for use as a community park…

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Ninth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Lindley Park

May 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Lindley Park Gates, 2700 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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Preservation Greensboro’s Ninth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens will feature vintage homes in the Lindley Park neighborhood during National Historic Preservation Month of May. Vintage homes in the Lindley Park neighborhood will open their doors to ticket holders on the weekend of May 18-19, 2019. The tour will highlight early twentieth century architecture and home design. “Lindley Park stands among Greensboro’s classic park-centered neighborhoods,” says Benjamin Briggs, executive director of Preservation Greensboro, “its winding streets, sidewalks, parks, and…

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September 2019

The Architecture of England

September 10, 2019 - September 17, 2019

England is an obvious travel destination for preservationists. From Inigo Jones to Sir John Soane to Norman Foster, the British are passionate about the romance of historic architecture. Here in North Carolina, our affection for British architecture is goes deeper. In Greensboro, several of our most historic sites reflect English themes. Our magnificent Julian Price Designer Showhouse in April 2018 was held in a stately Tudor Manorhouse, replete with half-timberwork, herringbone brickwork, and sturdy towers. In June 2018 we enjoyed the…

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