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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

September
Labor Day - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

September 20 Center City South Architectural Walking Tour

September 27 Center City North Architectural Walking Tour

September 27 Revolution Mill Tour Historic Site Tour

September 27 MUSEUM DAY LIVE Blandwood Event!

October
October 4 Museum of Old Domestic Life Historic Site Tour

October 4 Center City South Architectural Walking Tour

October 11 Revolution Mill Tour Historic Site Tour

October 11 Center City North Architectural Walking Tour

October 13 Revolution Mills Sneak Peek Love-A-Landmark Party

October 18 Ghost Stories Blandwood Event!

October 18 Center City South Architectural Walking Tour

October 21 Silent Auction at Market Square Special Event

October 24 Ghost Stories Blandwood Event!

October 25 Center City North Architectural Walking Tour

November
November 8 Revolution Mill Tour Historic Site Tour

November 10-12 Blandwood Closed to decorate for Christmas

November 13-30 Christmas at Blandwood Blandwood Event!

November 27 Thanksgiving - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

December
December 1-31 Christmas at Blandwood Blandwood Event

December 4 Leadership Member's Holiday Party Special Event!

December 13 Revolution Mill Tour Historic Site Tour

December 24 - 25 Christmas - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

2015 EVENTS Calendar

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

January 1-7 Blandwood closed

February
February 11
Preservation Greensboro Annual Meeting 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 Sereies, 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

 

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:

Wed 10/1 5:30 - 7:30
Sat 10/18 9-3
Wed 11/5 5:30-7:30
Sat 11/15 9-3
Wed 12/3 5:30 - 7:30
Sat 12/20 9-3

 

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

 

Architectural Walking Tour of Center City North

September 27 at 10am
Beginning at the Green Bean, 341 South Elm Street
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 a Preservation Greensboro staff docent, you will gain insights on what exactly makes our city an architectural treasure! Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

Walking Tours of Revolution Mill

September 27 at 10am*
Revolution Mill 1200 Revolution Mill Drive (meet under the red water tower!) Greensboro
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."

*Pepper Moon will provide coffee and pastries on each of these mornings, to be set up in the small event center lobby by 9:30.

This tour will be repeated October 11, November 8, December 13.

For questions, please contact us by email or by phone (336-272-5003 x3).

 

museum day live!

September 27 11am -4pm
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 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

Tour of Museum of Old Domestic Life

October 4 at 10am
Museum of Old Domestic Life, 555 East Springfield Road, High Point
FREE event

When it was replaced with a new meetinghouse in 1927, local historian John Jay Blair suggested the 1857 meetinghouse be used to display curious and handmade artifacts from the surrounding Quaker community. Today, the Museum of Old Domestic Life contains an eclectic collection of objects found in homes of the Carolina Piedmont in the nineteenth century, including furniture, tools, household objects, and textiles.

Museum volunteer Brenda Haworth will provide a guided tour of the Museum, and explain local history through the unique material culture of the Piedmont. The tour will meet on site at 10am, transportation not provided for this free event. Travel time from downtown Greensboro to the site is approximately 25 minutes.

RSVP to let us know you are coming!

 

Architectural Walking Tour of Center City South

October 4 at 10am
Beginning at the Green Bean, 341 South Elm Street
FREE event

Fields HouseExplore 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 a Preservation Greensboro staff docent, 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!

 

Walking Tours of Revolution Mill

October 11 at 10am*
Revolution Mill 1200 Revolution Mill Drive (meet under the red water tower!) Greensboro
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."

*Pepper Moon will provide coffee and pastries on each of these mornings, to be set up in the small event center lobby by 9:30.

This tour will be repeated November 8, December 13.

For questions, please contact us by email or by phone (336-272-5003 x3).

 

Architectural Walking Tour of Center City North

October 11 at 10am
Beginning at the Green Bean, 341 South Elm Street
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 a Preservation Greensboro staff docent, you will gain insights on what exactly makes our city an architectural treasure! Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

A Happy Hour Sneak Peek of the Apartments at historic Revolution Mill

October 13 at - 7pm
Revolution Mill Special Event Center, 1200 Revolution Mill Drive, High Point
$25 Admission

Few projects capture the imagination as does the Revolution Mill, over 750,000 square feet of historic flannel mill, once thought to be the largest such processing plant in the world. Though textile operations ceased long ago, the complex is being renovated as a mixed-use project that will include offices, art studios, restaurants – and now apartments! Enjoy Happy Hour with us on Monday, October 13th 5-7pm to preview the new model apartments at Revolution Mill! These units will highlight the exposed brick walls and large open windows that we love to see with adaptive reuse projects.

Happy Hour will be held in the Special Events Center, just under the red water tower at 1200 Revolution Mill Drive. Tickets can be purchased for $25 per person.  Preservation Greensboro membership included for first time donors.  Please RSVP and purchase tickets by calling Preservation Greensboro offices at 336-272-5003, or by email

 

Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 18 and 24 at 7pm
$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.

 

Architectural Walking Tour of Center City South

October 18 at 10am
Beginning at the Green Bean, 341 South Elm Street
FREE event

Fields HouseExplore 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 a Preservation Greensboro staff docent, 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!

Furniture Market Open House and Silent Auction at historic Market Square

October 21, 3pm till 6pm
Market Square, 317 W High Ave, High Point
FREE event

Explore the crafts and home accessories as a guest of the Antique and Design Center and Preservation Greensboro on Tuesday, October 21st 3-7pm at Market Square! This opportunity will provide a chance to enjoy furniture market, purchase items, and bid of a silent auction to raise funds for historic sites through Preservation Greensboro. Market Square was one of the first adaptive reuse projects in North Carolina, and one of the first major projects to emphasize the handmade brick walls and heavy timber frame construction that remains popular. It was created around 1980 from the Tomlinson Furniture factory, and today houses home furnishings and accessories from the region and the world.

Admission and refreshments to this event are free, and we hope that you bring a friend (or five!) with you to browse the exceptional trinkets that you will find nowhere but the Furniture Market!

Please RSVP to Preservation Greensboro offices at (336-272-5003 x3) or by email.

 

Architectural Walking Tour of Center City North

October 25 at 10am
Beginning at the Green Bean, 341 South Elm Street
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 a Preservation Greensboro staff docent, you will gain insights on what exactly makes our city an architectural treasure! Tours will take a little over an hour depending on questions. Wear comfortable shoes!

 

Walking Tours of Revolution Mill

November 8 at 10am*
Revolution Mill 1200 Revolution Mill Drive (meet under the red water tower!)
Greensboro
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."

*Pepper Moon will provide coffee and pastries on each of these mornings, to be set up in the small event center lobby by 9:30.

This tour will be repeated December 13.

For questions, please contact us by email or by phone (336-272-5003 x3).

 

Tour of Proximity Print Works (HIstoric)

October Date TBD at 10am
Beginning at: Location given at the time of RSVP
FREE event

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 RSVP your space on this free tour, please contact us by email or by phone (336-272-5003 x3). Additional tours may be arranged.

 

 

Christmas at Blandwood

November 13 - December 31

Close up of Christmas decoration.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.

 

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 the Carriage House.

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

 

Walking Tours of Revolution Mill

December 13 at 10pm*
Revolution Mill 1200 Revolution Mill Drive (meet under the red water tower!) Greensboro
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."

*Pepper Moon will provide coffee and pastries on each of these mornings, to be set up in the small event center lobby by 9:30.

For questions, please contact us by email or by phone (336-272-5003 x3).

 

Special Events 2015

 

49th Annual Meeting

Wednesday, February 11

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 2014 and a preview of exciting things to come in 2015...and beyond!

Preservation Greensboro's 49th Annual Meeting will be held Wednesday, February 11th. 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

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!