Guilford at 250: Our Leadership in Civil Rights

Guilford County is unusual in North Carolina, and perhaps the American South for having a treasure trove of Black historic sites that include the acclaimed International Civil Rights Museum and Center, the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Palmer Memorial Institute, and the John Coltrane Childhood Home, as well as a significant collection of institutions such…

The Magnolia House: A Pivotal Point Of Greensboro History

The landmark house on Gorrell Street is most notable today as the Magnolia House Motel, a Green Book-era accommodation with deep roots in Greensboro’s Black community. Beyond its legendary hospitality, the Magnolia House has been witness to Civil Rights history, political history, and a growing celebration of Black history. The house itself was built in…

Preservation Greensboro Recognizes Community Revitalization in 2019

At Preservation Greensboro’s 54th Annual meeting held February 12th at the Colonnade at Revolution Mill in northeast Greensboro, attendees helped celebrate re-investment in our city. Preservationists recognize that some of our most challenging properties can be transformed into some of our most treasured places. Preservation Awards include rehabilitation that followed the Secretary of Interior’s Guidelines…

College Hill Walking Tour (Wednesday Evening)

College Hill has the distinction of being Greensboro’s best-preserved nineteenth century neighborhood. The narrow streets lined with Queen Anne cottages and charming bungalows are enhanced by offbeat boutiques and eateries that cater to a hip clientele from nearby colleges. Packed with history and centrally located, College Hill blends quaint architecture with amenities to create one…

Restore Explore Connect: Preservation 101

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.