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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…

The Architecture of Pittsburgh

Blandwood Mansion 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

Pittsburgh is a legacy city, a center point of America's Industrial Revolution, and the center of steel, aluminum, glass, oil, and electric industries. The wealth and prosperity of the period resulted in architecture that is exemplary and irreplaceable. Join us in Pittsburgh with our partners at Studio Traveler for our 9th architectural excursion. Additional sites…

Ghost Stories October 15th 2021

Blandwood Mansion 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

A Halloween tradition of Ghost Stories continues this October at Blandwood Mansion! Located in downtown Greensboro, Blandwood has stood for more than 170 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 17th season of magic with…

$5

Victorian Halloween-October 22nd, 2021

Blandwood Mansion 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

The Victorians were always open for a ghostly guest or a spiritual sensation...and Blandwood is Greensboro's grandest Victorian house! You will be guided by a ghoul from room to room as you listen to literary readings of supernatural stories. Victorian authors including Edgar Allen Poe, Dora Sigerson Shorter, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells, and an…

$15

Victorian Halloween-October 23rd, 2021

Blandwood Mansion 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

The Victorians were always open for a ghostly guest or a spiritual sensation...and Blandwood is Greensboro's grandest Victorian house! You will be guided by a ghoul from room to room as you listen to literary readings of supernatural stories. Victorian authors including Edgar Allen Poe, Dora Sigerson Shorter, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells, and an…

$15

Ghost Stories October 29th 2021

Blandwood Mansion 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

A Halloween tradition of Ghost Stories continues this October at Blandwood Mansion! Located in downtown Greensboro, Blandwood has stood for more than 170 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 17th season of magic with…

$5

Victorian Christmas at Blandwood

Blandwood Mansion 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

The Victorian Period in Greensboro was one of growth and change, as new educational and industrial institutions 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…

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…

16th Annual Preservation Greensboro Holiday Party at Blandwood’s Redesigned Carriage House

Blandwood Mansion 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

Leadership Level friends of Preservation Greensboro are invited to attend our annual Holiday Party in the newly refurbished Blandwood Carriage House located in downtown Greensboro. Join us for the evening in the 1970 Edward Loewenstein-designed garden pavilion to see our bright new design theme - and to celebrate the holiday season with others in our…

Preservation Greensboro’s 56th Annual Meeting

447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

This meeting serves as Preservation Greensboro’s annual General Membership Meeting that will include election of board members and a presentation of the 2021 Preservation Awards. In addition to awards and a community update, attendees will learn more about special new initiatives of the organization. Due to uncertainties related to COVID, our meeting will be held…

The Oldest Streets of Dunleath

Explore Hendrix, Chestnut, and Percy streets, containing the oldest houses in the Summit Avenue National Register Historic District/Dunleath Neighborhood. Dating to the 1880s, these earliest houses were built north of Dunleath Plantation, and were populated by members of the entrepreneurial Hendrix family. This tour also touches on the Dick Family plantation house site, now used…

Reading The Street – Park Avenue

447 West Washington Street, Greensboro, NC

Can you read a street? What do materials and architectural styles tell us about the history of a neighborhood such as the Summit Avenue National Register Historic District? Are these topics important? This NEW TOUR explores Park Avenue in the neighborhood now known as Dunleath. Designated a local historic district in 1984 and a National…