The Greensboro History Museum’s website is your source for stories and information on the history of the Piedmont North Carolina, particularly Greensboro and Guilford County. The museum celebrates Greensboro’s local culture and the city’s prominent place in American history. Collections document the many different nationalities and people who impacted the county’s history: Native Americans, Germans, African Americans, Quakers and Scots-Irish. Archives and artifacts relate to the lives of prominent Guilford County residents, such as David Caldwell, First Lady Dolley Madison, Governor John Motley Morehead, author O. Henry and educator Charles Henry Moore. For students, for families, for researchers, for everyone opportunities to study events in colonial Guilford County, the Civil War, the roots of the Civil Rights Movement, and the rise of textile manufacturing in the South.
With more than 17,000 square feet of stories, the Greensboro History Museum is bigger and better, making it the place to learn about Greensboro.
Adjacent to the main museum is the Mary Lynn Richardson Park. Here visitors can enter the 18th and 19th century households of the historic Christian Isley House and Francis McNairy House, as well as the Hockett Blacksmith and Woodworking Shops and the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.