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October 2018

Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 19, 2018 @ 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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Tour of the Preyer Federal Building

October 24, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Preyer Federal Building, 324 West Market Street
Greensboro, NC United States
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This tour has reached maximum attendance. Please contact us if you would like to be on our Waiting List! The L. Richardson Preyer Federal Courthouse, located at the intersection of West Market and North Eugene streets in downtown Greensboro, stands among the most celebrated examples of Art Deco architecture in North Carolina. The building was built as a federal post office, courthouse and office building. Construction was begun in December of 1931, and when the building was dedicated on July…

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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 27, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 11:00 am - December 30, 2018 @ 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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Screening of “Cascade: Caring for a Place” (2018)

November 15, 2018 @ 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 rescheduled from October 11th. 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 at the railroad…

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December 2018

Preservation Greensboro Holiday Party at Blandwood

December 6, 2018 @ 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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January 2019

The Motown Lowdown: Reflections on today’s Detroit Renaissance

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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On his recent cross-country trip, Richard Gantt, art historian retired from the UNCG Department of Art, was certain to plan a stop in Detroit! “The city and environs of Detroit were top destinations,” he explained, “the area being loaded with important architecture, industrial design, and fine art.” He and his architect friend Tom explored the highlights of the Motor City, and he left with some surprising observations and delightful discoveries. Enjoy a special evening learning of Richard’s reflections on his…

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February 2019

Love-A-Landmark Party at Tar Heel Manor

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tar Heel Manor, 604 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27405 United States
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$25

Tar Heel Manor was constructed by Nellie and John C. Clapp around 1904. The original form of the house included a simple pyramidal roofline embellished with four dormer windows on each elevation. Within a few years, the house was greatly enhanced by architect Richard Gambier with a stunning new gambrel roofline. In 1938 the house was purchased by Charles Kellenberger for his daughter Ruth Kellenberger Shea. The large house accommodated Ruth and her sons, but also allowed her to rent…

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Preservation Greensboro’s 53rd Annual Meeting

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Colonnade at Revolution Mill, 900 Revolution Mill Drive
Greensboro, NC United States
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$50

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. Our speaker for the evening is G. Edwin ("Eddie") Belk, founder of Belk Architecture. Architects and preservationists recognize Belk for his reputation of reviving treasured industrial buildings into community economic engines by enhancing historic features and…

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March 2019

Natty Greene’s Good Work Wednesday

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Natty Greene’s Brewpub, 345 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Preservation Greensboro is proud to be selected as the non-profit beneficiary of Natty Greene’s Good Work Wednesday on Wednesday March 20th!  The charitable program will see 10% of ALL sales Wednesday night donated to Preservation Greensboro.  Mark your calendars and come out to support two preservation partners on one delicious night! In 2004 Natty Greene's Brewing Co. opened in the historic J. W. Jones Building at 345 South Elm Street with the idea to brew fantastic ales and sours. That year, the company…

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Decorative Arts Tour of Blandwood

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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An enlightened Governor John Motley Morehead furnished his newly expanded Blandwood in antebellum North Carolina, at the time when Classical taste still reigned supreme and warring factions of Romanticism and Industrialization were reshaping American culture.  Driven by a passion for culture and progress, Morehead’s choices for his mansion were guided by its eminent national architect Alexander Jackson Davis. Come visit 10 highlights—furniture and art-- of the Morehead Collection at Blandwood.  Tour will be led by Judith Z. Cushman Hammer, independent…

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Friendly Furniture: The Quaker Cabinetmakers of Guilford County, North Carolina, 1775–1825

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Join us for a special lecture on Guilford County history with Robert Leath, Chief Curator & Vice President, Old Salem Museums & Gardens. The distinctive furniture of early Quaker settlers in Guilford County was first presented by the late John Bivins in a pioneering article in the May 1973 issue of The Magazine ANTIQUES, “A piedmont North Carolina cabinetmaker: The development of regional style.” Bivins identified several case pieces—consisting of chests, chests of drawers, clock cases, desks, desks and bookcases,…

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