Upcoming Events

April 1, 2014 – April 30, 2014

Poetry GSO: Flash Poetry for Museum Visitors

“Hey kids, what time is it? It’s Howdy Doody time!”

Nearly 70 years after The Howdy Doody Show made its debut on national television, you’re invited to pen a poem when you visit the Historical Museum in April. Just take a look at the freckle-faced Howdy Doody Doll on exhibition, write a quick poem and drop your entry in a contest box.

Since all entries will reflect poetic talent, prize winners in youth and adult categories will be determined in a raffle on Thursday, May 1.

Start: April 1, 2014 10:00 am
End: April 30, 2014 5:00 pm

April 28, 2014

Belle Meade Society Spring Meeting: Histories and Mysteries, Treasures of the Museum

Bill Moore 2003

Bill Moore, Museum Director from 1963 – 2004, will share some of the amazing stories behind our collections at the Belle Meade Society’s spring meeting. He is a storyteller extraordinaire, not to be missed. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the program at 7 p.m.


The Belle Meade Society, those who support the museum with donations of $250 and above each year, welcomes new members. Tickets are $30 each for Belle Meade Society members, and may be purchased by contacting Mary Allen at 336.373.2982 or mary.allen@greensboro-nc.gov. Reservations are kindly requested.

Start: April 28, 2014 6:00 pm
End: April 28, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: $30 for Belle Meade Society members

May 19, 2014

Museum Guild Meeting: Kevin von der Lippe on Greensboro Railroad History

There is always something new to learn and interesting people to meet at Museum Guild meetings. You may know that it was rail lines that earned Greensboro the nickname Gate City. Expert von der Lippe has been studying local rail history for decades and is an active member of the local chapter of the National Railway Historical Society. Come hear some of Greensboro’s enchanting rail stories and gain a new perspective on how rail has been important to our city and its residents.

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

Start: May 19, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 19, 2014 11:30 am

June 5, 2014

BookBreak: A Museum Book Discussion Group

Naomi Wise Bookcover

Author Sandra Redding will join us for a lunchtime discussion of her book, Naomi Wise: A Cautionary Tale.


Imbued with mystery and romance, this historical novel is based on the true story of Naomi Wise, an orphan who lived in Randolph County, North Carolina during the early 1800s, and was murdered. Like Naomi, author Sandra Redding grew up near the banks of Deep River.  There, as a child, she heard the sad tales and haunting songs describing how the orphan was murdered by devious Jonathan Lewis, the man who promised to marry her.


Drinks and desserts provided. Copies will be available for loan at the Greensboro Historical Museum Shop, at www.sandraredding.com and various online booksellers. To hear the haunting folk ballad based on this story, google “Doc Watson” and “Omi Wise.” For more information, contact linda.evans@greensboro-nc.gov.

Start: June 5, 2014 12:15 pm
End: June 5, 2014 1:15 pm

June 14, 2014

Ten Thousand Villages: Crafts for Young People

Using recycled materials, with inspiration from artisans around the world, create your own craft to take home. Storytelling will add to the fun.


Made possible by Ten Thousand Villages Greensboro

Start: June 14, 2014 11:00 am
End: June 14, 2014 3:00 pm

July 12, 2014

Roarin’ 20s Flashback

It’ll be the bee’s knees, a ducky day with no lollygagging, filled with fun from the 1920s. Kids will laugh out loud at the shenanigans, playing games and wearing pencil-thin moustaches or flapper-style headbands. Birthday treats (we’re celebrating 90 years at the Historical Museum!), actors in costume, music – a full-tilt flashback to the Roarin’ 20s.

Start: July 12, 2014 11:00 am
End: July 12, 2014 4:00 pm

November 15, 2014

Holiday Shop Event

Sales, special promotions and tastings in the Museum Shop, during a perfect time for holiday fun and shopping.

Start: November 15, 2014 12:00 pm
End: November 15, 2014 4:00 pm