Activities and Events
Scheduled Activities Calendar
Blandwood Mansion Tour Hours
Blandwood Museum Shop Hours
August 16 Tour of Proximity Print Works
August 20 Center City North Architectural Walking Tour
August 23 Hopfest in the Boro
August 27 Center City South Architectural Walking Tour
September 27 MUSEUM DAY LIVE
October Ghost Stories at Blandwood
November 13-30 Christmas at Blandwood
November 27 Thanksgiving - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed
December 1-31 Christmas at Blandwood
December 4 PGI Leadership Member's Holiday Party
December 24 - 25 Christmas - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed
2015 EVENTS Calendar
January 1-7 Blandwood closed
February 10 Preservation Greensboro Annual Meeting
May 25 Memorial Day - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed
June MUSEP at Blandwood
New location: 1028 Huffman Street
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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.
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: (All Tuesdays) January 14, 28; February 11, 25; March 11; April 1, 15, 29; May 13; June 3, 17; July 1, 15, 29; August 12; September 2, 16, 30; October 14, 28; November 11; December 9.
447 West Washington Street
Open during regular museum hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 4pm; Sunday 2pm- 5pm; at the end of each tour and by appointment.
August 16 at 10am
Beginning at: location to be determined
Proximity Print Works was built to allow the Proximity Manufacturing Company to print designs onto their fabrics, rather than to ship them off for finishing to other concerns. Constructed in stages in the teens and twenties, the facility contains a variety of spaces and incorporates a variety of materials that contrast with nearby Revolution Mill. The mill is currently not used, and its walls have been used as a canvass for grafitti artists!
Due to the rough condition of this space, the tour will be limited to 35 participants on a first call, first serve basis. Bring sturdy shoes and a flashlight, this tour covers some rough terrain both inside and out!
To reserve your space on this free tour, please contact us by email or by phone (336-272-5003 x3). Additional tours may be arranged.
August 20 at 7pm
Beginning at the Green Bean, 341 South Elm Street
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, 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!
August 23, 5 till 11pm
Greene Street between West Market and West Friendly avenues
Hopfest in the Boro is more than just a beer festival, it is an art, ideas and innovation festival and of course there’s beer.
Local, regional, and national bands will grace the stage, as well as beer vendors from all over the state will be ever present with taps flowing. There will also be art and food vendors, and fun booths with a variety brainstorming activities on how to make Greensboro a more lively city.
This event is important to the ongoing revitalization process which is underway in Greensboro and will serve as a continuation of the momentum that is already happening in our city.
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August 27 at 7pm
Beginning at the Green Bean, 341 South Elm Street
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's executive director, 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!
Revolution Mill 1200 Revolution Mill Drive (meet under the red water tower!), Greensboro
Limited Availability, please RSVP for this FREE event
The Carolina Piedmont was central in the development of America’s textile industry, and the Revolution Mill is central to Greensboro's role as a textile center. The complex was erected by Cone Corporation in three major periods of expansion, ranging from 1900 and ending in 1915. Construction methods and floor plans of the mill are typical of textile mills built during the period, incorporating large floor plates, numerous windows allowing natural light, and “slow-burning construction” methods that used heavy “over engineered” timbers that would support their weight for some time into a major fire. The complex is undergoing a massive restoration project, now available for a "sneak peak."
Due to construction, both tours will be limited to 20 on a first call, first serve basis. Please contact our office at 272-5003 x3 to reserve your space on either tour. If you can't attend these two tour times, don't worry, we hope to have more available in September!
To reserve your space on this free tour, please contact us by email or by phone (336-272-5003 x3).
Blandwood Museum 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro
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 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.
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$5.00 a person
Blandwood Mansion's West Parlor
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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.
November 13 - December 31
Come and celebrate an antebellum Christmas with the Moreheads!
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.
Learn the origin of some of your favorite Christmas traditions...and see if you can figure out what ismissing?
Normal tour hours and admission will apply. The museum will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Thursday, 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 the Carriage House.
This is a ticketed event. Email us or call 336-272-5003 for details or sponsorship levels.
Special Events 2015
Tuesday, February 10
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 20143 and a preview of exciting things to come in 2015...and beyond!
Preservation Greensboro's 49th Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, 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.
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!