Activities and Events
Scheduled Activities Calendar
Blandwood Mansion Tour Hours
Blandwood Museum Shop Hours
January 1- 9 Blandwood closed
February 11 (Wednesday) Preservation Greensboro Annual Meeting Special Event
Feb 27 (Friday) Opening of 1618 Downtown 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 MUSEP Music Series, City-Sponsored Blandwood Event
October 24 Ghost Stories Blandwood Event!
November 26 Thanksgiving - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed
2016 EVENTS Calendar
January 4-8 Blandwood closed
February 10 (Wednesday) Preservation Greensboro Annual Meeting Special Event
May 21-22 Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Irving Park Special Event!
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:
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.
Wednesday, February 11
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!
Grand Opening of 1618 Downtown
February 27 (Friday)
312 South Elm Street
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.
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!
September 11am -4pm
Blandwood Museum 447 West Washington Street
Ticket Required FREE event
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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
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.
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 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!
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.