March 17, 2014
There is always something new to learn and interesting people to meet at Museum Guild meetings. This month’s featured speaker is Brigitte Blanton, who directs Greensboro’s public library department, which includes the Historical Museum. Blanton will be sharing news and insights about the many ways the library and museum serve our community.
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.
March 22, 2014
Immerse yourself in all things Gate City!
Try It in the Gate City at 11 a.m.
Make it, try it on, listen in, take a peek, have a taste
Birth of a City at 12 noon
Talk by Director Carol Hart
Take a Tour at 1 p.m.
Living History Meet and Greet
Jugtown Potter Travis Owens from 1 – 4 p.m.
Two signature pieces on sale for first time
We Love Our Neighborhoods at 2 p.m.
Talk by Community Historian Linda Evans
Take a Tour at 3 p.m.
Living History Meet and Greet
Reservations required - Call 373-2043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations required – call 373-2043 or email email@example.com
March 29, 2014
Celebrating Women’s History Month with a film and discussion, a great opportunity to encourage young people to learn and take inspiration from women of accomplishment.
Women in Space features interviews with American woman astronauts including Sally Ride, Mary Cleave, Kathryn Sullivan, Bonnie Dunbar, Shannon Lucid, Ann Fisher and Rhea Seddon. After the screening, hear about “Women in Science” from NCA&T Professor of Physics Solomon Bililign.
April 1, 2014 – April 30, 2014
“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.
April 3, 2014
Bring your lunch and join us for a lively conversation about Guests on Earth by Lee Smith. Copies are available at the Public Library, local bookstores, digital libraries and on-line sources.
The insane are always mere guests on earth, eternal strangers carrying around broken decalogues that they cannot read. —F. Scott Fitzgerald
Evalina Toussaint, orphaned child of an exotic dancer in New Orleans, is just thirteen when she is admitted to Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. The year is 1936, and the mental hospital is under the direction of the celebrated psychiatrist Dr. Robert S. Carroll, whose innovative treatment for nervous disorders and addictions is based upon fresh air, diet, exercise, gardening, art, dance, music, theater, and therapies of the day such as rest cures, freeze wraps, and insulin shock. Talented Evalina is soon taken under the wing of the doctor’s wife, a famous concert pianist, and eventually becomes the accompanist for all musical programs at the hospital, including the many dances and theatricals choreographed by longtime patient Zelda Fitzgerald.
Evalina’s role gives her privileged access to the lives and secrets of other patients and staff swept into a cascading series of events leading up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women in a locked ward on the top floor …
(from publisher Algonquin Books)
April 5, 2014
It’s all things Scottish, thanks to volunteers from the Triad Highland Games. Children’s games, a bagpiper and clan members in tartan dress, served up with complimentary shortbread.
For more information, contact Steve Monroe at 312.6754.
April 12, 2014
- In partnership with the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park and Guilford Battleground Company -
Join historian John R. Maass, author of The French and Indian War in North Carolina: The Spreading Flames of War, as he chronicles a significant yet often overlooked part of North Carolina history.
Though most of the events in the French and Indian War took place hundreds of miles away, North Carolina was not exempt from its impact. As the European forces of France, Spain, Great Britain and their American Indian allies brought war to the New World, the colony mobilized troops, raised money, built forts and participated in several arduous military campaigns. The war had a huge influence on the colony, including a dramatic conflict between the colonial Governor Arthur Dobbs and the colonial legislature over how many troops to raise and how it would be funded. This led to an increasing sense of independence from Britain that would continue to build after the war was over.
Dr. John Maass earned a BA in history at Washington and Lee, MA in US History at UNC-Greensboro, and PhD in Early US History at Ohio State University. He is a historian with the US Army Center of Military History at Ft McNair in DC.
Reservations requested at 288.1776; books will be available for purchase.
April 17, 2014
There is always something new to learn and interesting people to meet at Museum Guild events, even more so during field trips to historical sites in Piedmont North Carolina. The distinctive and recently renovated Governor’s Mansion and beautiful gardens are the destination for a spring bus excursion to Raleigh.
Details forthcoming, but in the meantime, if you have questions, please call 336.272.2438 for more information. Please join us.