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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 series

September 27 MUSEUM DAY LIVE

October
October TBD

October 4 Museum of Old Domestic Life

October 11 Revolution Mill Tour series

October 18 Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October 24 Ghost Stories at Blandwood

November
November 8 Revolution Mill Tour series

November 10-12 Blandwood Closed to decorate for Christmas

November 13-30 Christmas at Blandwood

November 27 Thanksgiving - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

December
December 1-31 Christmas at Blandwood

December 4 PGI Leadership Member's Holiday Party

December 13 Revolution Mill Tour series

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 10
Preservation Greensboro Annual Meeting

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

May
May 14 Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens Patrons Party

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

May 25 Memorial Day - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

June
June MUSEP at Blandwood

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: (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.

 

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 South

September 20 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!

 

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
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." Refreshments provided.

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
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
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 Domerstic Life contains an eclectic collection of objects found in homes of the Carolina Piedmont in the ninetheenth 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!

 

National Preservation Institute Workshop on Historic Property Management

October 7-9 Event Cancelled
Blandwood Carriage House 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro
Registration Required

The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. The 2014-2015 National Preservation Institute seminar schedule is available at www.npi.org.

Advance registration rate extended to September 4, 2014

Questions? Please contact Jere Gibber, Executive Director of the National Preservation Institute 703/765-0100 info@npi.org; www.npi.org

 

Walking Tours of Revolution Mill

October 11
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." Refreshments provided.

This tour will be repeated November 8, 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.

 

 

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

GhostThe 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.

 

Walking Tours of Revolution Mill

November 8
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." Refreshments provided.

This tour will be repeated December 13.

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

 

 

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
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." Refreshments provided.

 

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

 

Special Events 2015

 

49th Annual Meeting

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.

 

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!