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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

April
April 9 (Thursday) Modern Landmark Party Special Event!

April 15 (Wednesday) Center City North Walking Tour

April 16 Hard Hat Tour of 919 Spring Garden Street Special Event!

April 22 (Wednesday) Center City South Walking Tour

April 26 (Sunday) Preservation Heroes: Virginia and Henry Zenke Blandwood Event

April 29 (Wednesday) Center City North Walking Tour

April 30 (Thursday) Hamilton Lakes: An Architectural Overview Special Event

May

May 2 Derby at Blandwood Mansion Blandwood Event

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

May 29 Window Repair Workshop: Steve Jordan

June
June 7 MUSEP Music Series, City-Sponsored Blandwood Event

July
July 3 PGI offices are closed

July 4 - Independance Day - Blandwood is Open

September
September 7 Labor Day - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

September 26 - Museum Day Live Blandwood Event

October
October 24 Ghost Stories Blandwood Event

November
November 9-11 Blandwood Closed to decorate for Christmas

November 26 Thanksgiving - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

December
December 24 PGI offices are closed

December 25 Christmas - PGI offices and Blandwood are closed

2016 EVENTS Calendar

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

January 4-8 Blandwood closed

February
February 10
(Wednesday) Preservation Greensboro's 50th Annual Meeting Special Event

May
May 19 Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens Patrons Party Special Event!

May 21-22 Tour of Historic Homes & Gardens: Irving Park Special Event!

 

Activities

Architectural Salvage of Greensboro

ASG Showroom New location: 1028-B 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 first Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7pm, and third Saturday mornings. Wear work clothes and enjoy the camaraderie of other old house enthusiasts! Work sessions are held in the retail showroom at 1028 Huffman Street, and involve pulling nails, cleaning, and organizing materials.

 

2015 Work Session Dates:

5:30pm Wednesday, April 1 9:00am Saturday, April 18
5:30pm Wednesday, May 6 9:00am Saturday, May 16
5:30pm Wednesday, June 3 9:00am Saturday, June 20
5:30pm Wednesday, July 1 9:00am Saturday, July 18
5:30pm Wednesday, Aug 5 9:00am Saturday, Aug 15
5:30pm Wednesday, Sept 2 9:00am Saturday, Sept 19
5:30pm Wednesday, Oct 7 9:00am Saturday, Oct 17
5:30pm Wednesday, Nov 4 9:00am Saturday, Nov 21
5:30pm Wednesday, Dec 2 9:00am Saturday, Dec 19

 

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

 

Modern Love-A-Landmark Party

April 9 (Thursday)
28 Kemp Road East
5pm till 7pm $10+ per person

Do you love Mid-Century and Modern Buildings? Do soaring ceilings make you swoon? Do you go bananas over built-ins? Do floating stairs make your heart flutter?  If you answered yes please Save-The-Date for a Love-A-Landmark fundraising party like none before it.

On Thursday April 9th we will hold a reception in a fantastic and well preserved Gottsegen House, a 1977 period home designed by Greensboro architect James C. Posey in the Starmount/Hamilton Lakes neighborhood. Posey is a 1966 graduate of NCSU with a BA in Architecture. The residence was commissioned in 1976 by Daniel and Susan Gottsegen, and features sloped ceilings, glass walls, and a floating staircase.

 

Center City Walking Tour (North)

April 15 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
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 Preservation Greensboro staff Ryan Gray, 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!

 

Hard Hat Tour of 919 Spring Garden Street

April 16 (Thursday) 5 till 7pm
The Angle House, 919 Spring Garden Street, College Hill
FREE Event

Once fire damaged and prepped for demo, the c. 1907 Angle House in College Hill is now halfway through an extensive restoration. Come see the progress! The house will be open for you to see the "Before", and in a few months, you will have the opportunity to see the "After"! There is no charge for this event.

 

Center City Walking Tour (south)

April 22 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
FREE Event

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 staff Ryan Gray, 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!

 

Preservation Heroes

April 26 (Sunday) 4pm - 6pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street, Greensboro
FREE Event

As part of the celebration of 50 years of historic preservation in Greensboro, we honor those who have contributed time, talent, and energy as leaders in the field. The series will begin with a reception in honor of Virginia and Henry Zenke, preservation pioneers here in the Gate City. Not only did the couple move to downtown Greensboro and renovate an 1830s home in the mid-century when families were departing the city center, but they contributed a great deal to the recognition of Blandwood as a place of significance in North Carolina history.

Join us for a reception to meet Virginia Zenke, and honor her lifetime contribution to preservation in the iconic West Parlor of Blandwood. RSVP 336-272-5003 or by email.

 

Center City Walking Tour (North)

April 29 (Wednesday) at 7pm
The Green Bean, 341 S Elm St, Greensboro
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 Preservation Greensboro staff Ryan Gray, 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!

 

Hamilton Lakes: An Architectural Overview

April 30 (Thursday) at 7pm
Location TBD, Greensboro
FREE Event

Greensboro architect James Collins will explore the architecture of the Hamilton Lakes neighborhood, making connections between local architecture and national, even international examples. There is no charge for this event. Location TBD.

 

Derby Day at Blandwood

May 2 (Saturday) 4 till 8pm
Blandwood Mansion, 447 West Washington Street, Center City
$20 at the gate for ages 18+

A new tradition begins with Derby Day at Blandwood, where the culinary delights will be enhanced with classic mint juleps and the sounds of music to usher in the winner of the 140th Run for the Roses. Watch live streaming of the 2015 Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs, along with a fantastic hat contest and raffle from 4-8pm on Saturday, May 2nd at Governor Morehead's historic Blandwood Mansion at 447 West Washington Street in downtown Greensboro.

Admission is $20 for ages 18+ at the gate, and includes h ors d'oeuvre & cash bar, classic mint juleps and music by Chad Eby Trio. Event held rain or shine. Contact 336-339-1828 for information.

A benefit for the Greensboro Summer Solstice & Preservation Greensboro.

 

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 our tour click here!

 

 

Window Repair Workshop: Steve Jordan

May 29, Friday 1pm till 5pm
Architectural Salvage of Greensboro, New location: 1028-B Huffman Street
$65 Regoistration Fee

Led by Steve Jordan, author of the recently published The Window Sash Bible this workshop will inform participants about the repair, maintenance, restoration and improvement of old or historic windows made from about 1800 to 1940. With so much misinformation provided by replacement window contractors and vendors, this program helps homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, carpenters, architects, designers, preservation commission members, and anyone in the old-house business make sound decisions about windows.

This workshop has a registration fee of $65. The workshop will be held at the Architectural Salvage showroom at 1028-B Huffman Street in East Greensboro.

RSVP by email or by phone 336-272-5003.

 

MUSEP - Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park

June 7 6pm
Blandwood Museum 447 West Washington Street
FREE event

The City-Sponsored Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park Concert Series provides free concerts every sunday from June through August in local parks in Greensboro. Organized by the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department, the series will showcase Wally West Little Big Band on the north lawn (front) of Blandwood. Watch the MUSEP Facebook page for more information.

 

museum day live!

September 26 (Saturday) 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.

Read more HERE.

Follow: @SmithsonianMag on Twitter

 

Ghost Stories at Blandwood

October TBD
$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.

 

Christmas at Blandwood

November 11 - December 31

Christmas decoration.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 19-11 to decorate for Christmas.

We will open for Christmas tours on November 11 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.

 

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 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!

 

Preservation Greensboro Annual Meeting

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.