Activities and Events
Scheduled Activities Calendar
Blandwood Mansion Tour Hours
Blandwood Museum Shop Hours
November 13-30 Christmas at Blandwood Blandwood Event!
November 27 Thanksgiving - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed
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 1-7 Blandwood closed
February 11 (Wednesday) Preservation Greensboro Annual Meeting 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:
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
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.
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 the Carriage House.
This is a ticketed event. Email us or call 336-272-5003 for details or sponsorship levels.
December 13 at 10am*
Revolution Mill 1200 Revolution Mill Drive (meet under the red water tower!) Greensboro
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
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.
Thanks to our sponsors!
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
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.
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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.