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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

March
March 26
(Thursday) 1618 Downtown Ribbon Cutting and Open House Special Event!

April
April 5 Easter Sunday Blandwood is Open

April 6 Easter Monday - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

April 9 (Thursday) Modern Landmark Party Special Event!

April 15 (Wednesday) Center City North Walking Tour

April 22 (Wednesday) Center City South Walking Tour

April 26 (Sunday) Preservation Heroes: Virginia and Henry Zenke Blandwood Event

April 29 (Wednesday) Center City North Walking Tour

April 30 (Thursday) Hamilton Lakes: An Architectural Overview Special Event

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 7 MUSEP Music Series, City-Sponsored Blandwood Event

July
July 3 PGI offices are closed

July 4 - Independance Day - Blandwood is Open

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

September 26 - Museum Day Live Blandwood Event

October
October 24 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!

 

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, Feb 4 9:00am Saturday, Feb 21
5:30pm Wednesday, March 4 9:00am Saturday, March 21
5:30pm Wednesday, April 1 9:00am Saturday, April 18
5:30pm Wednesday, May 6 9:00am Saturday, May 16
5:30pm Wednesday, June 3 9:00am Saturday, June 20
5:30pm Wednesday, July 1 9:00am Saturday, July 18
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

 

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)" says Benjamin 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.

 

1618 Downtown Restaurant ribbon cutting and open house

March 26 (Thursday)
312 South Elm Street
5:30pm-till $25+ per person

Be the first to explore the new home of 1618 Downtown, an exciting new restaurant venue located within the 115-year old Book Trader Building at 312 South Elm Street! The restaurant will host a fundraiser for Preservation Greensboro on Thursday, March 26th beginning at 5:30pm. A minimum $25 donation is suggested, and additional contributions are welcome! Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided by 1618 Restaurant.

The handsome Book Trader Building was likely designed by J. H. Hopkins. Its Neoclassical Revival-style is closely related to other examples of the architect's work, including #310 and #325 South Elm Street, each of which share grand arched windows and stylized pilasters.

The project is one 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. 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.

 

Modern Love-A-Landmark Party

April 9 (Thursday)
28 Kemp Road East
5pm till 7pm $10+ per person

Do you love Mid-Century and Modern Buildings? Do soaring ceilings make you swoon? Do you go bananas over built-ins? Do floating stairs make your heart flutter?  If you answered yes please Save-The-Date for a Love-A-Landmark fundraising party like none before it.

On Thursday April 9th we will hold a reception in a fantastic and well preserved Gottsegen House, a 1977 period home designed by Greensboro architect James C. Posey in the Starmount/Hamilton Lakes neighborhood. Posey is a 1966 graduate of NCSU with a BA in Architecture. The residence was commissioned in 1976 by Daniel and Susan Gottsegen, and features sloped ceilings, glass walls, and a floating staircase.

 

Center City Walking Tour (North)

April 15 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
FREE Event

Have you ever wondered just why our Elm Street is considered by some to be the best-preserved "big city" main street in North Carolina? Are you curious how to determine a Richardsonian Romanesque from Neoclassical Revival?

Learn about these architectural features and more on an architectural tour of Elm Street and blocks on the northern side of our center city. Led by Preservation Greensboro staff Ryan Gray, you will gain insights on what exactly makes our city so cool! Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

Center City Walking Tour (south)

April 22 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
FREE Event

Explore the south side of the railroad tracks on this tour of the classic buildings along South Elm Street and the Southside neighborhood. The tour will explore Neoclassical, Italianate, and Gothic Revival architecture of the past, and examine neo-contemporary styles by Duany Plater-Zybert Architects.

Led by Preservation Greensboro staff Ryan Gray, you will gain insights on what exactly provides our Southside with such architectural distinction! Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

Preservation Heroes

April 26 (Wednesday) 4pm - 6pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro
FREE Event

As part of the celebration of 50 years of historic preservation in Greensboro, we honor those who have contributed time, talent, and energy as leaders in the field. The series will begin with a reception in honor of Virginia and Henry Zenke, preservation pioneers here in the Gate City. Not only did the couple move to downtown Greensboro and renovate an 1830s home in the mid-century when families were departing the city center, but they contributed a great deal to the recognition of Blandwood as a place of significance in North Carolina history.

Join us for a reception to meet Virginia Zenke, and honor her lifetime contribution to preservation in the iconic West Parlor of Blandwood. RSVP 336-272-5003 or by email.

 

Center City Walking Tour (North)

April 29 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
FREE Event

Have you ever wondered just why our Elm Street is considered by some to be the best-preserved "big city" main street in North Carolina? Are you curious how to determine a Richardsonian Romanesque from Neoclassical Revival?

Learn about these architectural features and more on an architectural tour of Elm Street and blocks on the northern side of our center city. Led by Preservation Greensboro staff Ryan Gray, you will gain insights on what exactly makes our city so cool! Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

Hamilton Lakes: An Architectural Overview

April 30 (Thursday) at 7pm
Location TBD, Greensboro
FREE Event

 

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 last year's Tour Click here!

 

MUSEP - Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park

June 7 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 every sunday from June through August in local parks in Greensboro. Organized by the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, the series features live music in Greensboro's most iconic outdoor settings throughout the summer. The event will be held on the north lawn (front) of Blandwood. Watch the MUSEP Facebook page for more information.

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

 

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 19-11 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

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.