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April 2021

History Lunch Break: East White Oak Past and Present

April 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Man at piano surrounded by young people at East White Oak Community Center, 1952

The East White Oak Community Center has been serving its mill village neighborhood for more than a century. Justin Lewter…

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History Lunch Break: NC African Americans During World War II

April 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
History Lunch Break Title with Museum Lion Logo

Ernest Hooker from the North Carolina A&T State University Department of History and Political Science talks with Jon Zachman about…

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History Lunch Break: For Greensboro Was the Hospital

April 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Portraits of Dr. John Wesley Long, Dr. S.P. Sebastian, Nurse Clara Peck

As North Carolina crossed into the 20th century, the state's medical establishment was tested by a harmful and contagious disease:…

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May 2021

History Lunch Break: Pan-Asian Voices

May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Christie Soper and Tina Firesheets

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and a chance to explore the contributions and diversity of AAPI families…

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History Lunch Break: Greensboro Contemporary Jewish Museum

May 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

In 2019-2020, on a residency at UNCG, artist Shoshana Gugenheim conceived of a new contemporary Jewish museum for Greensboro. The…

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June 2021

History Lunch Break: Remnants of the ORD

June 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Between 1943 and 1946, more than 330,000 soldiers passed through Greensboro’s Overseas Replacement Depot (ORD), the largest World War II…

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October 2021

History Lunch Break: Arts & Access Giving Voices to the Blind

October 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Greensboro’s Industries of the Blind (IOB) has been providing work opportunities for people who are visually impaired since the Great…

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November 2021

History Lunch Break: Preserving Veterans’ Stories

November 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Four soldiers with flags marching in parade on downtown street receive salutes from those watching in a military booth

For nearly a century, the Greensboro History Museum has been collecting objects associated with local veterans. Curator of Collections Jon…

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January 2022

History Lunch Break: New Year Traditions from Taiwan

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Tiger 2022

February 1 will mark the start of the Lunar New Year, and across East Asia different communities have their own…

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April 2022

History Lunch Break: A New Look at Thomas Day

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Thomas Day was a free person of color and one of the more successful furniture makers in nineteenth-century North Carolina.…

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