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May 2019

Walking Tour of North Carolina A&T State University Campus

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
A&T Campus, 266 University Circle
Greensboro, NC United States
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NEW TOUR! North Carolina A&T State University is the largest historically black college or university in the United States. Founded by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1891, it is the state’s second college established under the provisions of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts, and the state’s first for people of color. It is a leader in education and Civil Rights, including its four students, known as the Greensboro Four, who initiated peaceful sit-ins at the Woolworth’s Counter to end segregation.…

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Lindley Park Tour Kick-Off Party!

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Lindley Park Kick Off, 809 Northridge Street
Greensbopro, NC United States
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$75

Explore Lindley Park in style during Preservation Greensboro’s Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens with our Patrons PLUS package! Our Lindley Park Kick-Off Party will be held on Friday, May 3rd at the elegant Lindley Park home of Frank Brooks and Brad Newton on Northridge Street. This exceptional event will signify the beginning of the Lindley Park Tour celebrations! The house is a lovely brick Colonial Revival home built during the Roaring Twenties. It is a must-see for the neighborhood!…

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2019 Color Trends: A Special Presentation from Benjamin Moore Paints

May 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lindley Community Recreation Center, 2907 Springwood Drive
Greensboro, NC 27403 United States
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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 retreats. She will also include a special overview of the historically-inspired color palettes of Williamsburg and review new technology for paint colorant, for those curious about appropriate…

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Walking Tour of UNCG Campus

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Vacc Bell Tower, 1100 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was established in 1891, and the city of Greensboro was selected in a competitive bidding process with other cities including Durham, Graham, Thomasville and Marion. The city won the bid after its citizens approved $30,000 in bonds for its first buildings and R.S. Pullen and R.T. Gray gave land for the 10-acre campus. The Woman’s Normal School opened in 1892 with 198 students, 15 faculty, and three departments: commercial, domestic science, and pedagogy…

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The Secrets of Lindley Park

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
First Moravian Church, 304 S Elam Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27403 United States
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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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Walking Tour of Grimsley High School Campus

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grimsley High School, 801 Josephine Boyd Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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NEW TOUR! When it opened in 1929, on Westover Terrace, the Greensboro Senior High School was heralded as the city's $1,000,000 high school. Built at the culmination of a wave of school construction across the city that represented community commitment to education, the new high school was the most expensive asset in the city's school building program of the late 1920s. In 1962, after the expanding city constructed additional high schools, the school's name was changed to Grimsley to memorialize…

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Ninth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Lindley Park

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Ninth Annual Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Lindley Park

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Walking Tour of the Bennett College Campus

May 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bennett College, 900 East Washington Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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NEW TOUR! Since its establishment as a primary and secondary school in 1873, Bennett College has been one of Greensboro's most significant black institutions. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it was one of the few schools in the city that provided education beyond the primary grades for black children. Following a major reorganization in 1926, it phased out its coeducational secondary school program and became a four-year women’s college. It remains one of only two black women's…

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Walking Tour of Greensboro College Campus

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Greensboro College, 815 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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NEW TOUR! The initial settlement of College Hill was centered around Greensboro Female College. In 1837 the trustees of the fledgling school purchased 211 acres of land south of Market and west of Cedar streets, and forty acres were reserved for the campus, the remainder to be sold to cover the costs of acquiring the entire tract. In 1838, following action by the state legislature, the Greensboro Female College (since 1920 Greensboro College) became the first chartered women's college in…

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June 2019

Fisher Park Walking Tour

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
(Old) Temple Emanuel, 713 North Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Fisher Park was the first Greensboro suburb planned and developed around a park and one of the earliest park suburbs in North Carolina. British Army Captain Basil J. Fisher re-imaged a swamp and garbage dump into Greensboro’s most fashionable Gilded Era address in 1901 when he donated the lowlands for the city’s first park that still bears his name. Residents took full advantage of ample lots overlooking the new park by commissioning the city’s best architects to design sometimes palatial homes. Today, the neighborhood…

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Detroit Pop Up Trip

June 7 - June 9
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Perhaps you heard that Detroit has begun a remarkable rebound, but you can’t fully understand the scope and scale of revitalization efforts in the Motor City…unless you visit! For a generation, Detroit has been the tagline for commentary on the ills of urban America. As cities like New York, Cleveland, and Buffalo have achieved revitalization their city centers, Detroit seemed left behind…until now. Within sixteen months of emerging from the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy, partnerships between city and state government,…

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