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Scheduled Activities Calendar

Architectural Salvage of Greensboro Showroom Hours and Work Sessions

Blandwood Mansion Tour Hours

Blandwood Museum Shop Hours

EVENTS Calendar

July
July 29 (Wednesday) Fisher Park Walking Tour

August
August 5 (Wednesday) Twentieth Century City Walking Tour

August 12 (Wednesday) College Hill Walking Tour

August 13 (Thursday) Love-A-Landmark Party at Southeastern Building

August 19 (Wednesday) Old Greensborough Walking Tour

August 26 (Wednesday) Downtown Landmarks Walking Tour

September
September 2 (Wednesday) Fisher Park Walking Tour

September 7 Labor Day - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

September 9 (Wednesday) Twentieth Century City Walking Tour

September 9 (Wednesday) synerG On tap @ Blandwood

September 16 (Wednesday) College Hill Walking Tour

September 20 (Sunday) The Date the Wedding Experience

September 23 (Wednesday) Old Greensborough Walking Tour

September 26 - Museum Day Live Blandwood Event

September 30 (Wednesday) Downtown Landmarks Walking Tour

October
October 10 (Saturday) Big Band, Bourbon, and Blandwood

October TBD Ghost Stories Blandwood Event

November
November 9-11 Blandwood Closed to decorate for Christmas

November 26 Thanksgiving - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

December
December 24 PGI offices are closed

December 25 Christmas - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

 

2016 EVENTS Calendar

January
January 1 New Year's Day - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

January 4-8 Blandwood closed

February
February 10
(Wednesday) Preservation Greensboro's 50th Annual Meeting Special Event

May
May 19 Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens Patrons Party Special Event!

May 21-22 Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Irving Park Special Event!

May 25 Memorial Day - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

June
June MUSEP at Blandwood

July
July 4 - Independance Day - Blandwood is Open

July 4 (Sunday) Ceremonial Wreath Laying at Governor Morehead's Grave

August
August 5 (Wednesday) Twentieth Century City Walking Tour

August 12 (Wednesday) College Hill Walking Tour

August 19 (Wednesday) Old Greensborough Walking Tour

August 26 (Wednesday) Downtown Landmarks Walking Tour

September
September 5 Labor Day - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

September - Museum Day Live Blandwood Event

September 28, 29, 30 - Preservation North Carolina 2015 Annual Conference

October
October 1 - Preservation Greensboro's Golden Jubilee Gala at Blandwood

October TBD Ghost Stories Blandwood Event

November
November 7-9 Blandwood Closed to decorate for Christmas

November 24 Thanksgiving - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

December
December 24 PGI offices are closed

December 25 Christmas - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

 

Activities

Architectural Salvage of Greensboro

ASG Showroom New location: 1028-B Huffman Street
(336) 389-9118
Email ASG for More Information

Shopping for Restoration Materials
The Architectural Salvage of Greensboro retail showroom of vintage building supplies is open to the public each Friday, 10 am-6 pm; as well as each Saturday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm.

 

Work SessionsASG Group Photo
Do you like to get your hands dirty and help recycle old house parts? Opportunities to assist in the preparation of building materials for resale occur the first Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7pm, and third Saturday mornings. Wear work clothes and enjoy the camaraderie of other old house enthusiasts! Work sessions are held in the retail showroom at 1028 Huffman Street, and involve pulling nails, cleaning, and organizing materials.

 

2015 Work Session Dates:

5:30pm Wednesday, Aug 5 9:00am Saturday, Aug 15
5:30pm Wednesday, Sept 2 9:00am Saturday, Sept 19
5:30pm Wednesday, Oct 7 9:00am Saturday, Oct 17
5:30pm Wednesday, Nov 4 9:00am Saturday, Nov 21
5:30pm Wednesday, Dec 2 9:00am Saturday, Dec 19

 

Blandwood Museum Shop Hours

447 West Washington Street

Museum Shop MerchandiseLocated on the ground of Blandwood, the museum shop is a great source for Victorian themed gifts, jewelry, regional books, and seasonal items.

Open during regular museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 4pm; Sunday 2pm- 5pm; at the end of each tour and by appointment.

 

 

 

Special Events

Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens

Hamilton Lakes Neighborhood Tour on the weekend of May 16 -17
Tour Homes will be open 11am - 5pm Saturday; 1pm - 5pm Sunday
The Village Fayre will be open from 11am - 8pm Saturday

The Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens has become a successful and high profile annual event for Greensboro since it was started in 2011. In addition to the house tours on Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17, an exciting Village Fayre planned with local arts, crafts, music and victuals for Saturday evening. Participants on the tour may explore the charming and eclectic architecture of Hamilton Lakes, one of Greensboro’s classic neighborhoods from the Roaring 20s.

To learn more our tour click here!

 

 

Fisher Park

July 29 (Wednesday) at 7pm
Temple Emanuel, 713 North Greene Street, Greensboro
FREE Event

Captain Basil J. Fisher turned a swamp into Greensboro's most fashionable Gilded Era address in 1901 when he donated the lowlands for a city park that bears his name. Residents took full advantage of ample lots overlooking the park by commissioning the city's best architects to design sometimes palatial homes.

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

This walking tour will be led by Preservation Greensboro's Benjamin Briggs. You will gain insights on Greensboro's first park, redevelopment issues, and early examples of apartment housing. Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions.

Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

Twentieth Century City Walking Tour

August 5 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
FREE Event

The Gate City grew from a courthouse and college town to the second largest city in the state during the twentieth century, and our downtown has some of the best example of architecture of the period to show for it! Unusual highlights of the tour include Richardsonian Romanesque, Renaissance Revival, and Mid-Century Modern buildings that stand as some of the best examples in the state.

Learn about history and design on an architectural tour of Elm Street and blocks on the northern side of our center city. Led by Preservation Greensboro's urban guide Ryan Gray, you will gain insights on what exactly makes our city so cool! Tours will take an hour and a half depending on questions.

Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

College hill Walking Tour

August 12 (Wednesday) at 7pm
Coffeology, 423 Tate St, Greensboro
FREE Event

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 urban amenities to create Greensboro’s most energetic neighborhood.

Learn about history and architectural features on an walking tour led by Preservation Greensboro's Ryan Gray. You will gain insights on the earliest fire stations, one of the earliest residences, and one of the earliest mills. Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions.

Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

Love-A-Landmark Party

August 13 (Thursday)
Southeastern Building, 100 North Elm Street, Greensboro
Ticketed Event

 

 

Old Greensborough Walking Tour

August 19 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
FREE Event

A variety of shops and professional offices were constructed along South Elm Street around the turn of the twentieth century, including several storefronts with ornate iron- and stone-trimmed facades. Learn about the history of this fascinating and well-preserved section of our city center, parts of which date to the era when Greensborough was the accepted spelling of the city!

Learn about history and design on an architectural tour of South Elm Street and the Southside neighborhood. Led by Preservation Greensboro staff Ryan Gray, you will gain insights on Neoclassical, Italianate, and Gothic Revival architecture of the past, and examine neo-contemporary styles by Duany Plater-Zybert Architects. Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions.

Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

Downtown Landmarks Walking Tour

August 26 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
FREE Event

Greensboro has a noteable collection of landmark buildings that range from the 1927 Carolina Theater, the c. 1900 Bain and Burtner Buildings, and the Greensboro Loan & Trust Building of 1902. Take a walk off the beaten path and explore our city from the perspective of architecture and history!

Led by Preservation Greensboro staff Ryan Gray, tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions.

Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

Fisher Park

September 2 (Wednesday) at 7pm
Temple Emanuel, 713 North Greene Street, Greensboro
FREE Event

Captain Basil J. Fisher turned a swamp into Greensboro's most fashionable Gilded Era address in 1901 when he donated the lowlands for a city park that bears his name. Residents took full advantage of ample lots overlooking the park by commissioning the city's best architects to design sometimes palatial homes.

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

This walking tour will be led by Preservation Greensboro's urban guide Ryan Gray. You will gain insights on Greensboro's first park, redevelopment issues, and early examples of apartment housing. Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions.

Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

Twentieth Century City Walking Tour

September 9 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
FREE Event

The Gate City grew from a courthouse and college town to the second largest city in the state during the twentieth century, and our downtown has some of the best example of architecture of the period to show for it! Unusual highlights of the tour include Richardsonian Romanesque, Renaissance Revival, and Mid-Century Modern buildings that stand as some of the best examples in the state.

Learn about history and design on an architectural tour of Elm Street and blocks on the northern side of our center city. Led by Preservation Greensboro's urban guide Ryan Gray, you will gain insights on what exactly makes our city so cool! Tours will take an hour and a half depending on questions.

Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

synerG on tap @ Blandwood

September 9 (Wednesday)
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro
FREE Event for Young Professionals ONLY

Blandwood Mansion, the National Historic Landmark house museum of Governor John Motley Morehead, closes at 4pm, but we are opening the mansion back up for synerG On Tap from 5:30-8pm!

synerG is part of Action Greensboro, and works with young adults who lead initiatives with the mission to attract, engage and connect young professionals to our city. Through projects, synerG promotes social and professional networking, leadership opportunities and serves as a clearinghouse for information for young adults in the 21-39 year-old age demographic. synerG values the creation of opportunities and atmospheres that promote connectedness, diversity/inclusiveness and accessibility.

synerG On Tap at Blandwood is a free, informal social networking event that will open the formal rooms and gardens of Greensboro's most historic house!Check out www.synerg.org for information. Thanks to Bell Partners for sponsorship of this event!

 

College hill Walking Tour

September 16 (Wednesday) at 7pm
Coffeology, 423 Tate St, Greensboro
FREE Event

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 urban amenities to create Greensboro’s most energetic neighborhood.

Learn about history and architectural features on an walking tour led by Preservation Greensboro's Ryan Gray. You will gain insights on the earliest fire stations, one of the earliest residences, and one of the earliest mills. Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions.

Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

The Date the Wedding Experience!

September 20 (Sunday) 5pm - 9pm
The Blandwood Carriage House in downtown Greensboro
$15 per person

The Date the Wedding experience is the most unique and personal way to meet your wedding vendors and see them in action in a mock wedding format. You will experience a full wedding, from the ceremony to the reception and dancing, while talking with some of the top wedding professionals in North Carolina!

Unlike a wedding show or expo setting inwhich vendors are confined to a booth and may only have brochures and pictures to show you what they do... Date the Wedding allows the wedding vendors to be actively engaged in their profession, giving you first hand experience of what your Big Day will be like.

Learn more and purchase tickets here www.datethewedding.com

 

Old Greensborough Walking Tour

September 23 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
FREE Event

A variety of shops and professional offices were constructed along South Elm Street around the turn of the twentieth century, including several storefronts with ornate iron- and stone-trimmed facades. Learn about the history of this fascinating and well-preserved section of our city center, parts of which date to the era when Greensborough was the accepted spelling of the city!

Learn about history and design on an architectural tour of South Elm Street and the Southside neighborhood. Led by Preservation Greensboro staff Ryan Gray, you will gain insights on Neoclassical, Italianate, and Gothic Revival architecture of the past, and examine neo-contemporary styles by Duany Plater-Zybert Architects. Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions.

Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

museum day live!

September 26 (Saturday) 11am -4pm
Blandwood Museum 447 West Washington Street
Ticket Required 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 on this page. Your Ticket will be emailed to you after you submit your information. You must print your ticket and present it to receive your free admission.

Read more HERE.

Follow: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

 

Downtown Landmarks Walking Tour

September 30 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
FREE Event

Greensboro has a noteable collection of landmark buildings that range from the 1927 Carolina Theater, the c. 1900 Bain and Burtner Buildings, and the Greensboro Loan & Trust Building of 1902. Take a walk off the beaten path and explore our city from the perspective of architecture and history!

Led by Preservation Greensboro staff Ryan Gray, tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions.

Rain or shine, cancelled only if thunder is heard. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

Big Band, Bourbon & Blandwood

Presented by the Greensboro Symphony Guild
October 10 (Saturday)
Blandwood Carriage House
This is a ticketed event

Greensboro Symphony Guild

 

 

Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October TBD
$5.00 a person
Blandwood Mansion's West Parlor
(336) 272-5003

Email for More Information

The Halloween tradition of an evening of Ghost Stories at Blandwood continues in downtown Greensboro. Guests will be charged $5 each.

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 tradition of storytelling.

Space is limited. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Seating is on the floor and first come is first served.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Stories are school age appropriate.

 

Christmas at Blandwood

November 11 - December 31

Christmas decoration.The Antebellum Period in Greensboro was one of growth and change, as education and industrial opportunities brought new insights and traditions to our city. During this period, holiday traditions grew and changed as well, as modest "backwoods" practices began to accept national and international celebrations.

Visit Blandwood to learn more about these nineteenth century holiday traditions. The mansion is fully decorated in period greenery, as if prepared for a grand Christmas Ball! Guided tours are offered during museum hours, and group tours are encouraged!

Blandwood will be closed November 9-11 to decorate for Christmas.

We will open for Christmas tours on November 11 and be fully decorated for the Christmas season through December 31st.

Normal tour hours and admission will apply. The museum will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

 

Preservation Greensboro Holiday Party

WineDecember 4 (Thursday) An invitation only event for our Heritage Supporter sponsors and friends!

Enjoy an evening touring an elegantly decorated Blandwood, followed by hors d'oeuvres and holiday cheer in Greensboro's most historic landmark!

This is a ticketed event. Email us or call 336-272-5003 for details or sponsorship levels.

 

Special Events 2016 | Our Golden Jubilee Year!

 

Preservation Greensboro Annual Meeting

February 10
Location TBD
This is a ticketed event

Each year, Preservation Greensboro celebrates the best of preservation in our city by recognizing individuals and organizations who demonstrate best practices in the field. Join us to learn more about these fascinating restoration projects, as well as a review of 2015 and a preview of exciting things to come in 2016...and beyond!

Preservation Greensboro's 50th Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 10th. Come and learn more about the state of historic preservation in Guilford County!

To purchase a ticket or sponsorship, Email us or call 336-272-5003 for details.

 

Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens

Old Irving Park Neighborhood Tour on the weekend of May 21-22
Tour Homes will be open 11am - 5pm Saturday; 1pm - 5pm Sunday
The Village Fayre will be open from 11am - 8pm Saturday

The Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens has become a successful and high profile annual event for Greensboro since it was started in 2011. Participants on the tour may explore the charming and eclectic architecture of Old Irving Park, one of Greensboro’s classic neighborhoods of old Greensboro.

 

MUSEP - Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park

June (Sunday) 6pm
Blandwood Museum 447 West Washington Street
FREE event

The City-Sponsored Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park Concert Series provides free concerts over the summer in places in local parks in Greensboro. Organized by the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, the series will showcase musicians on the north lawn (front) of Blandwood.

Watch the MUSEP Facebook page for more information.

 

Blandwood carriage House Bridal Show

July TBD 5pm-8pm
The Blandwood Carriage House, 400 West McGee Street, Greensboro
FREE Event

Located on the grounds of Blandwood Mansion, once the home of North Carolina’s Governor John Motley Morehead, the facility is hosting a Bridal Show in July 2016 from 5 to 8 PM. The Blandwood Carriage House and its beautiful lawn and historical gardens have been a prestigious location for weddings and special events in the Triad since 1970!

Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

Explore the grounds and gardens, located conveniently in the heart of the city, for special ideas for set up and placements. The Show will include representatives from the Triad’s most trusted food and service vendors. Prospective couples will have the opportunity to sample delectables and take home free giveaways from some selected vendors. As you plan your special celebration, you will have the opportunity to meeting with some of the top vendors in this market for discussions to make your occasion unique.

If you are planning any type of special event, we cordially invite you to come out and enjoy!

Downtown Greensboro/ Free Admission/ Free parking/ Free Samples and Giveaways!

 

 

Preservation North Carolina's 2016 Annual Conference in Greensboro

September 28 - 30 (Wednesday - Friday)
Citywide Event
FREE and Ticketed Events

Preservation NC and Preservation Greensboro invite you to join us for the 2016 conference in the Gate City and learn about historic preservation endeavors. We'll also hear from keynote speakers, special events, tours and more. Plus, you can enjoy networking opportunities with some of the nation's most prominent preservation movers and shakers!

 

 

Preservation Greensboro's Golden Jubilee Gala at Blandwood

October 1 (Saturday) 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Blandwood Mansion, South Lawn
Ticketed Event

Join us for cocktails and dinner to commemorate Preservation Greensbor's 50th year! Since 1966, Preservation Greensboro has been a voice in the community for the preservation, reuse, and enjoyment of historic buildings. Help us celebrate this milestone with an evening gala event on the South Lawn of Blandwood, Greensboro's only National Historic Landmark building and flagship of our preservation endeavors.