2017 Museum Day Live!

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! To receive your free Museum Day Live! Ticket for two people only, please fill out the form linked on this…

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Historic Summit Avenue Neighborhood (Dunleath) Evening Walking Tours

Traces of nineteenth-century history linger on the edges of the Summit Avenue neighborhood, but the greatest architectural legacy dates from the early twentieth-century. In 1898, industrialist siblings Ceasar and Moses Cone constructed a “magnificent boulevard” to ease transportation between their mills and the city center. Named “Summit Avenue” for its destination to the crossroads community…

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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…

Guided Tour of Garl Browne’s Portraits

Come tour Blandwood through the lens of its family portraits. Visitors will be a part of an interactive and behind-the-scenes tour, learning more about the ten William Garl Browne, Jr. portraits in the house. Explore the Morehead family, while also gaining knowledge on the art of nineteenth-century North Carolina!

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College Hill Walking Tour (Saturday Morning)

College Hill and its convenient location proved a popular choice for Greensboro’s Victorian-era middle class who sought to escape the hustle and bustle of the growing town. The area was renamed “West End” after the establishment of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1891. Development grew then with a number of elaborate Queen Anne-style houses built along Walker Avenue, Mendenhall Street, and Morehead Avenue followed by shops and stores that catered to local business needs.

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Fisher Park Walking Tour (Saturday Morning)

The Fisher Park neighborhood is recognized as one of North Carolina’s premier streetcar suburbs with architectural confections designed by Harry Barton, Charles Hartmann, Hobart Upjohn, Raleigh James Hughes, Wells L. Brewer, and Frank Weston. The tour includes portions of the actual park, touching on the work of master stonemason Andrew Leopold Schlosser.

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