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September 2019

2019 Museum Day Live!

September 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Ticket Required for this FREE event Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free! Fee Museum Day Live Ticket is for two people only. Tickets will be available for the public to download beginning at midnight on August 15, 2019. Your Ticket will be emailed to you after you submit your information. You may show your e-mail ticket on…

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October 2019

Christian Advocate Publishing (CAP) Company Building Open House

October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CAP Company, 429 W. Friendly Avenue
Greensboro, NC United States
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The Preservation Greensboro Development Fund is working hard to save the Christian Advocate Publishing (CAP) building at 429 West Friendly Avenue. Curious to learn about this gem? Come explore at our Open House! Built in 1927 by architectural designs supplied by Charles Hartmann, this building could be a landmark for our city! Learn more about this building. This event is open to professionals in the real estate, construction, design, and development industries, as well as those who might have a…

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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 18, 2019 @ 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 15th 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…

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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 25, 2019 @ 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 15th 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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Love-A-Landmark in Sunset Hills

October 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$25

In 1915, Hugh N. Preddy of Oak Ridge married Mary Dodson of Thomasville. By 1928, the couple took a mortgage of $10,324, and purchased their splendid Tudor Revival home overlooking Greenway Park. At the time of their purchase, Preddy served as a clerk for the Greensboro office of E. A. Pierce & Company, on Friendly Avenue in downtown. E.A. Pierce & Co. was a securities brokerage firm based in New York City, later known as Merrill Lynch. With the stock…

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November 2019

Early Victorian Christmas at Blandwood

November 14, 2019 - December 29, 2019
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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Love-A-Landmark in Fisher Park

November 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
909 North Elm, 909 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$20

Our fundraising series continues in the Fisher Park neighborhood at the 1913 Leak House! The house was designed by one of Greensboro’s esteemed architects, J. H. Hopkins for Minnie Lyon and Frank Leak. The couple had two children, Mildred and Mary Lyon. Mary Lyon later married Arthur Caine, and in 1966 she was the first president of Preservation Greensboro. Mary Lyon's daughter, Anita Caine Schenck, also grew up in the house, and she too was deeply involved with leadership of…

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2020 Museum Day Live!

November 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Ticket Required for this FREE event Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free! Fee Museum Day Live Ticket is for two people only. Tickets will be available for the public to download on February 27th. Your Ticket will be emailed to you after you submit your information. You may show your e-mail ticket on your phone, or print…

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December 2019

14th Annual Preservation Greensboro Holiday Party at Blandwood

December 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Attendees may explore the candlelit chambers of Greensboro’s most historic mansion. This evening event includes an elegant beverage with light hors d’oeuvres and holiday cheer.

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February 2020

Preservation Greensboro’s 54th Annual Meeting

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Colonnade at Revolution Mill 900 Revolution Mill Drive 5:30 Cocktails, 6:45pm Dinner Business Attire Cash Bar + Dinner + Presentation This meeting serves as Preservation Greensboro’s annual General Membership Meeting that will include election of board and presentation of Preservation Awards. In addition to awards and a community update by our executive director Benjamin Briggs, attendees will learn more about a special new initiative of the organization. Preservation Greensboro seeks to address community unemployment challenges by promoting specialized skills…

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Evening at Blandwood

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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$25

Come enjoy Blandwood at twilight with this special event hosted by members of the Preservation Greensboro Board of Directors! Blandwood was designed in 1844 by one of America's preeminent architects, Alexander Jackson Davis of New York, and he knew how to design a house to impress. Perhaps his greatest aptitude was in designing houses for notable New Yorkers that would delight the eye during evening soirees. No need to time travel to old New York to experience one of our…

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April 2020

2020 Museum Day Live – Cancelled

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day 2020 will not take place on April 4. As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3. We appreciate your understanding. Ticket Required for this FREE event Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free! Fee Museum Day Live Ticket is for two people…

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