Upcoming Events

December 2, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Museum Decorated for the Holidays

It’s always a good time for a museum visit, and even more so when a bit of holiday greenery is added.

Start: December 2, 2014
End: January 4, 2015

December 18, 2014

Museum Guild Luncheon: A North Carolina Christmas Story

There is always something new to learn and interesting people to meet at Museum Guild meetings, and at our December holiday luncheon at the Greensboro Country Club, attorney Fred Hamlet will share “A North Carolina Christmas Story.”

 

Reservations required; please call 336.272.2438 for more information.

Start: December 18, 2014 11:30 am
End: December 18, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: Greensboro Country Club
Address:
Greensboro, NC, 27408, United States

December 24, 2014 – December 26, 2014

Holiday Hours: Museum Closed

As December 24, 25 and 26 are official City of Greensboro holidays, the museum will be closed.

Start: December 24, 2014
End: December 26, 2014

January 1, 2015

New Year’s Day: Museum Closed

As January 1 is an official City of Greensboro holiday, the museum will be closed.

Date: January 1, 2015

January 10, 2015

What Were Robert E. Lee’s Options on January 10, 1865? A Chat with Ed Bearss

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National Park Service Chief Historian Emeritus Ed Bearss will  discuss what Confederate general Robert E. Lee considered as his options during the last months of the Civil War. Lee was headquartered on the western outskirts of Petersburg at Edge Hill, aware of defeats in Movile, Atlanta, Savannah, Franklin and Nashville, and we know which military actions Lee chose. But we do not know what options he may have considered.

 

Ed Bearss grew up in Montana as the son of a WWI Marine officer. He joined the Marines following Pearl Harbor, just 18 years old, and was severely wounded at New Britain Island in 1944. During his recovery, as he spent two years in the hospital, he read avidly on Civil War topics and after his discharge, earned degrees before joining Vicksburg Battlefield Park as a historian. He rose through the ranks to become the Chief Historian of the National Park Service, and was honored after his retirement with the title of Emeritus. Bearss, called the Father of American Battlefield Preservation, History’s Pied Piper and Tour Leader without Peer,  has been to North Carolina for speaking tours for a number of years. He has made many visits to the Historical Museum, but this talk will be the first in a Fireside Chat format, when he will be ably joined by Dr. Eugene Adcock of the NC Civil War Roundtable.

 

This partnership event with the NC Civil War Roundtable begins at 6 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by the program at 7. Silent auction of framed Robert E. Lee print by Mort Kuntsler. Donations of $15 per person requested. Reservations also requested, and may be made by contacting Dick Whitaker at dwbiz53@gmail.com or 336.293.2980. Funds support preservation of NC Civil War battlefields.

Start: January 10, 2015 6:00 pm
End: January 10, 2015 8:00 pm

January 20, 2015

Volunteer Docent Training

We are seeking adults who enjoy helping young people learn and would like to lead museum tours. Interest, enthusiasm and availability weekday mornings are the beginnings in becoming a volunteer docent. Training sessions on January 20 and 22 will provide your foundation.

For details and more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Carolyn Malone at 333.6834.

Start: January 20, 2015 9:30 am
End: January 20, 2015 12:00 pm

January 22, 2015

Volunteer Docent Training

We are seeking adults who enjoy helping young people learn and would like to lead museum tours. Interest, enthusiasm and availability weekday mornings are the beginnings in becoming a volunteer docent. Training sessions on January 20 and 22 will provide your foundation.

For details and more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Carolyn Malone at 333.6834.

Start: January 22, 2015 9:30 am
End: January 22, 2015 12:00 pm

February 7, 2015

Lifted Voices: African American History Makers

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As you walk through the museum galleries, meet and talk with costumed interpreters portraying people who have made a difference in Greensboro and beyond.

Start: February 7, 2015 12:00 pm
End: February 7, 2015 4:00 pm

February 16, 2015

Museum Guild Meeting: Women in Greensboro History

There is always something new to learn and interesting people to meet at Museum Guild meetings, and at our February gathering, Community Historian Linda Evans will present “I Feel Like I’m a Pioneer,”  sharing compelling stories of women in Greensboro history.

 

Social time begins at 10, followed by the program at 10:30. Guests are welcome – please call 336.272.2438 for more information.

Start: February 16, 2015 10:00 am
End: February 16, 2015 11:30 am

February 21, 2015

Lifted Voices: African American History Makers

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As you walk through the museum galleries, meet and talk with costumed interpreters portraying people who have made a difference in Greensboro and beyond. The afternoon will also feature live performances by area high school and college groups.

Start: February 21, 2015 12:00 pm
End: February 21, 2015 4:00 pm