Jim Gallucci and a team of 17 artisans created the 106 icons that comprise this sculpture’s surface. Icons representing great ideas, inventions, events and people that have made a significant difference in the past thousand years complete this interactive and most magnificent sculpture.
During America’s period of segregation, the Magnolia House Motel accommodated traveling African Americans who were not allowed to share the same facilities as Caucasians. The property was recognized as a highly recommended place to stay in six editions of The Green Book. The Magnolia House hosted many famous guests over the years including Ray Charles,…Read more
The area known as Guilford College/New Garden became the city’s second Heritage Community by the action of City Council on September 2016. The community extends roughly from Bryan Boulevard on the north to West Market Street on the south and from Westridge Road on the east to I-73 on the west. Settled by Quaker farmers…Read more
The Carolina Field of Honor at Triad Park is a permanent reminder of the sacrifice of our service members, a place to reflect on the freedoms they have secured, and a community’s collective way of showing its heartfelt gratitude. Funding for the memorial was made possible by The War Memorial Foundation. The park conducts special…Read more
This Smithsonian Affiliate museum shares Greensboro’s compelling history through diverse collections, engaging exhibits, educational programs and community dialogue. 17,000 square feet of award-winning exhibitions, many with hands-on interactives, highlight stories from precolonial cultures to today’s Gate City. Discover Greensboro’s part in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and its connection to U.S. history through transportation, textiles,…Read more
Located in the former F.W. Woolworth retail store at 134 S. Elm St., this must-see vital piece of history takes you on a journey into American Civil Rights History with vivid photography, artifacts, video reenactments, and interactive galleries. It was here that over 50 years ago, four teenage NC A&T State University students, know as…Read more
Explore a National Historic Landmark, one of America’s most innovative and influential homes! The beginning of Romanticism in America and the progressive ideals of Governor John Motley Morehead are represented through the architecture, decorative arts, and history of Blandwood. The house is a prototype for the Italianate style, one of America’s most popular architectural genres…Read more
Sidewalk markers chronicle six chapters in local African American history, ranging from the first fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad to the first African American North Carolina State Supreme Court Justice.
Visit the home of Oreck Pure Air Candles. Every one of David Oreck’s Pure Air Candles is carefully hand poured in this facility. Shop from Pure Air’s natural soy and vegetable wax candles or reserve a group candle making class for up to 75 people. Call 336-375-1144 to schedule a candle class!
This working gristmill and country store with the sights and smells of another era is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a gift shop with a variety of stone-ground meals, grits, flour, mixes (pancake, muffins, etc), pottery and crafts. Hours: Daily, 9am-5pm.