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January 2017

Urban Archaeology: Proximity Printworks Tour

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Printworks, end of 9th Street
Greensboro, NC
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Constructed in stages in the 1910s and 1920s, the facility contains a variety of cavernous spaces and incorporates a variety of materials that serve as a contrast with nearby Revolution Mill. The structure is currently vacant, and its walls have been used as a canvass for grafitti artists!

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February 2017

Preservation Greensboro’s 51st Annual Meeting

February 15 @ 5:30 pm
447 West Washington Street

Greensboro, 27401 United States
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Learn about preservation work from around Greensboro and Guilford County with our annual Year-In-Review, and help us celebrate the very best in preservation through our annual awards ceremony. This event serves as the General Membership Meeting of Preservation Greensboro and will include the election of Officers and Trustees.Come and attend Preservation Greensboro's 51st Annual Meeting and learn more about the state of historic preservation in Guilford County!

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Restore Explore Connect: History of Greensboro and its Architecture

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Benjamin Briggs is Preservation Greensboro’s Executive Director, and he will provide a visual review of the history of Guilford County and especially Greensboro with a particular focus on architectural styles and themes that are celebrated in our city.

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Restore Explore Connect: Building Greensboro – Foundations of Our Mid-Century Modern History

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Eric Woodard, “The Mod Man”, will present "Building Greensboro - Foundations of Our Mid-Century Modern History". Learn how Greensboro blazed a different path during the Civil Rights Era that departed from traditional narratives found throughout the southeastern United States.

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March 2017

Restore Explore Connect: Saving Tar Heel Manor

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Mindy Zachary takes her audience on a highly engaging and delightful visual documentation of her life, loves and long held passion for historic home rescues and renovations. Mindy's vinatge house, Tar Heel Manor, was recognized through a Preservation Award in 2011.

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Restore Explore Connect: Furnishing Blandwood – Changing Taste in Antebellum America, First of a Two-Part Series

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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When the New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1844 designed what became one of the country’s earliest Tuscan villas, he and his client, the visionary Governor John Motley Morehead, collaborated on various interior details for the enlargement of Blandwood. The recommendations and selections made by both enterprising men—especially with regard to art and furniture—reflect changing tastes and values in mid-nineteenth century America.

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Restore Explore Connect: A Piedmont North Carolina Collection and the Walls that Surround It

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Dr. Tom Sears is well known and regarded in the world of furniture makers and collectors. He and his wife Sara have been collectors since 1970, and their passion grew in 1976 when they salvaged elements of the General Frances K. Simpson House in Guilford County with its highly significant faux finish interiors.

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Friendly Furniture: Identifying the Quaker Cabinetmakers of Early America

March 24 @ 8:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

This is a Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) Furniture Seminar. Quaker connections from New England to Pennsylvania and down the Great Wagon Road into Virginia and North Carolina will be the focus of the 2017 seminar.  Speakers include Dennis Carr, Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Alexandra Kirtley, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Lisa Minardi, Winterthur Museum; as well as June Lucas and Robert Leath, MESDA. The seminar will also feature woodworking demonstrations by Ben Hobbs and Mary May. This…

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Restore Explore Connect: Preservation 101

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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Preservation Greensboro’s Executive Director will present an introduction to the terminology and concepts associated with historic preservation, including types of designations, using examples from around the world. This presentation is fun for both the seasoned professional as well as those new to the preservation movement.

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April 2017

Restore Explore Connect: Furnishing Blandwood: Changing Taste in Antebellum America, Second of a Two-Part Series

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street
Greensboro, NC 27401 United States
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When the New York architect Alexander Jackson Davis in 1844 designed what became one of the country’s earliest Tuscan villas, he and his client, the visionary Governor John Motley Morehead, collaborated on various interior details for the enlargement of Blandwood. This is a second part of a two-part series, but participants will enjoy the presentation as a stand-alone event.

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