Upcoming Events

May 10, 2014 – August 10, 2014

Ten Thousand Villages Greensboro Celebrates 10 Years

See a community display about Ten Thousand Villages, which creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by selling their products. 2014 marks the 10th year in Greensboro, distinctive because it is a global operation with local support and long-term, fair trade relationships.

Start: May 10, 2014 8:00 am
End: August 10, 2014 5:00 pm

August 1, 2014

First Friday: CNN “A Long March to Freedom: 1960 – 1968″

This past May, the Greensboro Historical Museum lent more than a dozen iconic artifacts and documents to a CNN exhibition on the 1960s, an exhibition which was installed at Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Included were four lunch counter stools from the Greensboro Woolworth store. On Friday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m., the Historical Museum and International Civil Rights Center and Museum are cosponsoring a free screening of the CNN special, “A Long March to Freedom: 1960 – 1968.” It’s fitting that the screening will be at the ICRCM at 134 S. Elm St., a place that was a launching site of the 1960s sit-in movement.

 

In this episode, the moral mission of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement is re-examined by eyewitnesses to history, with historical context provided by scholars and authors. Events include lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Rides, Birmingham Children’s Crusade, Selma to Montgomery march, Freedom Summer, passage of Civil Rights and Voting Acts, and more. Total running time is 2 hours.

 

 

Start: August 1, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 1, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: International Civil Rights Center and Museum
Address:
134 S. Elm St., Greensboro, 27401, United States

August 24, 2014

A Teaworthy Toast to Dolley Madison

Dolley Madison for Events Calendar

Let’s enjoy the delights of high tea at the O. Henry Hotel in a style that First Lady Dolley Madison would have appreciated. For we are remembering her bravery 200 years ago, during August 23-24, 1814, when Dolley was in the White House as the British approached. She set the table for a fine dinner, anxiously awaiting good news from President Madison and his troops. That was not to be. You know part of the rest, as we toast Dolley’s bravery, in the company of friends, you’ll find out more about that drama-filled day so long ago.

Tickets $30, inclusive, available by mailing checks to the museum at 130 Summit Ave., 27401. Table sponsorships, with 6 seats, available for $200, by contacting Director Carol Hart at 373-2306. Reservation deadline is Friday, August 8.

Start: August 24, 2014 3:00 pm
End: August 24, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: O. Henry Hotel Pavilion Room
Address:
624 Green Valley Rd., Greensboro, 27408, United States
Cost: Tickets $30; Table Sponsorships $200

August 26, 2014

5 by O. Henry Play Tickets Available Beginning Today

Tickets go on sale today for the ever-popular 5 by O. Henry Plays, on stage Sept. 11-14 and 18-21.

$13 Members; $15 Seniors and Students; $16 General Admission, plus sales tax

Beginning Tuesday, August 26, tickets will be available at the Museum Shop in person and online, or by phone at 373.2949.

Start: August 26, 2014 10:00 am
End: August 26, 2014 5:00 pm

September 1, 2014

Museum Offices Closed

Start: September 1, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 1, 2014 5:00 pm

September 11, 2014

5 by O. Henry Plays

5 short stories on the museum stage, with live vintage music – it’d just make Greensboro’s own O. Henry proud. We promise you’ll leave happier than when you came and that you’ll be simply delighted by the talent and surprises in store.

 

This year’s playbill, created with flair by playwright Joseph Hoesl and artistic director Barbara Britton, features Proof of the Pudding, Elsie in New York, The Guilty Party, The Third Ingredient and The Girl and the Graft.

 

Tickets go on sale beginning Tuesday, August 26 in the Museum Shop, through the Museum Shop website and by calling 373.2949. $16 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students and $13 Museum Members, plus sales tax.

 

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Start: September 11, 2014 7:30 pm
End: September 11, 2014 9:00 pm

September 12, 2014

5 by O. Henry Plays

5 short stories on the museum stage, with live vintage music – it’d just make Greensboro’s own O. Henry proud. We promise you’ll leave happier than when you came and that you’ll be simply delighted by the talent and surprises in store.

 

This year’s playbill, created with flair by playwright Joseph Hoesl and artistic director Barbara Britton, features Proof of the Pudding, Elsie in New York, The Guilty Party, The Third Ingredient and The Girl and the Graft.

 

Tickets go on sale beginning Tuesday, August 26 in the Museum Shop, through the Museum Shop website and by calling 373.2949. $16 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students and $13 Museum Members, plus sales tax.

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Start: September 12, 2014 7:30 pm
End: September 12, 2014 9:00 pm

September 13, 2014

5 by O. Henry Plays Matinee

5 short stories on the museum stage, with live vintage music – it’d just make Greensboro’s own O. Henry proud. We promise you’ll leave happier than when you came and that you’ll be simply delighted by the talent and all the surprises in store.

 

This year’s playbill, created with flair by playwright Joseph Hoesl and artistic director Barbara Britton, features Proof of the Pudding, Elsie in New York, The Guilty Party, The Third Ingredient and The Girl and the Graft.

 

Tickets go on sale beginning Tuesday, August 26 in the Museum Shop, through the Museum Shop website and by calling 373.2949. $16 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students and $13 Museum Members, plus sales tax.

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Start: September 13, 2014 3:00 pm
End: September 13, 2014 4:30 pm

5 by O. Henry Plays

5 short stories on the museum stage, with live vintage music – it’d just make Greensboro’s own O. Henry proud. We promise you’ll leave happier than when you came and that you’ll be simply delighted by the talent and surprises in store.

 

This year’s playbill, created with flair by playwright Joseph Hoesl and artistic director Barbara Britton, features Proof of the Pudding, Elsie in New York, The Guilty Party, The Third Ingredient and The Girl and the Graft.

 

Tickets go on sale beginning Tuesday, August 26 in the Museum Shop, through the Museum Shop website and by calling 373.2949. $16 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students and $13 Museum Members, plus sales tax.

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Start: September 13, 2014 7:30 pm
End: September 13, 2014 9:00 pm

September 14, 2014

5 by O. Henry Plays Matinee

5 short stories on the museum stage, with live vintage music – it’d just make Greensboro’s own O. Henry proud. We promise you’ll leave happier than when you came and that you’ll be simply delighted by the talent and all the surprises in store.

 

This year’s playbill, created with flair by playwright Joseph Hoesl and artistic director Barbara Britton, features Proof of the Pudding, Elsie in New York, The Guilty Party, The Third Ingredient and The Girl and the Graft.

 

Tickets go on sale beginning Tuesday, August 26 in the Museum Shop, through the Museum Shop website and by calling 373.2949. $16 General Admission, $15 Seniors and Students and $13 Museum Members, plus sales tax.

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Start: September 14, 2014 3:00 pm
End: September 14, 2014 4:30 pm