Early Victorian Christmas at Blandwood

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…

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10 Ways Blandwood is NC’s Historic Center!

Why is Greensboro’s Blandwood Mansion the best place to learn about North Carolina history? “History happens here” says Benjamin Briggs, executive director of Preservation Greensboro, the non-governmental organization that owns and operates the museum. “The site’s primary associations are with two-term North Carolina governor John Motley Morehead. However, many other key figures in the state’s history…

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

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

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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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

A Halloween tradition of Ghost Stories continues this October at Blandwood Mansion! Our special friend and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown will weave her 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 the West Parlor, as is the old North Carolina tradition of storytelling.

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Ghost Stories at Blandwood

A Halloween tradition of Ghost Stories continues this October at Blandwood Mansion! Our special friend and storyteller Cynthia Moore Brown will weave her 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 the West Parlor, as is the old North Carolina tradition of storytelling.

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