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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

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

January 1- 9 Blandwood closed

February
February 11
(Wednesday) Preservation Greensboro Annual Meeting Special Event

Feb 27 (Friday) Opening of 1618 Downtown Special Event!

April
April 5 Easter Sunday - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

May
May 14 Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens Patrons Party Special Event!

May 16-17 Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Hamilton Lakes Special Event!

May 25 Memorial Day - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

June
June MUSEP Music Series, City-Sponsored Blandwood Event

July
July 4 Independance Day - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

September
September 7 Labor Day - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

October
October 24 Ghost Stories Blandwood Event!

November
November 10-12 Blandwood Closed to decorate for Christmas

November 26 Thanksgiving - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

December
December 24 - 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 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!

 

Activities

Architectural Salvage of Greensboro

ASG Showroom New location: 1028 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 Tuesday evening (usually starting at 5:30) before the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Wear work clothes and enjoy the camaraderie of other old house enthusiasts! Work sessions are held in the retail showroom at 300 Bellemeade Street, and involve pulling nails, cleaning, and organizing materials.

2014 Work Session Dates:

TBD

 

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

 

49th Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 11
Proximity Hotel
Cocktails 5:30-7pm in the Revolution Room
Dinner and Presentation 7:00-9pm in the Weaver Room

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper will be the keynote speaker at Preservation Greensboro's 49th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 11th.

"Preservation Greensboro has a long tradition of headlining keynote speakers, including US Congresswoman and Ambassador to the Holy See Lindy Boggs (1984) and Governor Jim Martin (1986)" saysBenjamin Briggs, Preservation Greensboro executive director, "In recognizing that Blandwood's history isbased on politics, we are pleased to continue thistradition on the eve of our 50th anniversary and Golden Jubileeyear in 2016." In addition to the keynote address by the Attorney General,attendees will receive an update on historic preservation initiativesin Guilford County, andannual historic preservation awards will be presented.

The event will be held at the Proximity Hotel. Cocktails will be held in the Revolution Room 5:30-7pm, dinner will be held in the Weaver Room from 7 till 9pm. Seating is limited. RSVP by February 6th. Tickets will cost $100 for the general public, and $49 for PGI members at the Sustainer Level ($100) and above. After February 6th tickets will cost $69 for Sustainer Members plusand $120 for the general public.

Sponsorships are available for group attendance.

For more information, contact us by email or call 336-272-5003 to make your reservations today!

Thanks to our sponsors!

Sponsors for the event include Chaney Properties, Duke Energy, DLM Builders, New South Associates, Lowes on Battleground, New Garden Select, and the Proximity Hotel.

 

Grand Opening of 1618 Downtown

February 27 (Friday)
312 South Elm Street
5:30pm-till

The handsome structure at 312 South Elm Street was constructed around 1900, but for most of the twentieth century it was occupied by Burtner Furniture Company. The three-story Neoclassical brick structure may have been designed by Greensboro architect J. H. Hopkins. Its style is closely related to other examples ofthe Baltimore architect'swork, including #310 and #325 South Elm Street, each of which share grand arched windows and stylized pilasters.

The project isone of the last in Greensboro approved for Rehabilitation Tax Credits before the program was allowed to sunset on December 31, 2014. Now restored by Dawn Chaney of Chaney Properties, the building will house the restaurant 1618 Downtown on the main floor, with unique historic apartments above.

This grand building will be open to participants of a fund-raiser for Preservation Greensboro on Friday, February 27th beginning at 5:30pm. Aminimum $25 donation is suggested, and additional contributions are welcome! Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided by 1618 Restaurant. Please RSVP for this event to our offices by phone or email.

Contact our offices for more information or call us at 336 272-5003.

 

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 about the May 2014 Tour Click here!

 

museum day live!

September 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

 

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 13 - 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 10-12 to decorate for Christmas.

We will open for Christmas tours on November 13 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

WineThursday, December 4 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

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.