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Current Events


Saturday, November 4, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm

Tour of Historic Homes: Glencoe Mill Village

Tour start location:

Textile Heritage Museum

2406 Glencoe Street, Burlington, NC 27215

​There will not be a physical ticket mailed or available for pick up. Please bring your order receipt to the Textile Heritage Museum during the tour event.

Saturday, November 4 | 10:00a - 4:00p


Advance Tickets:

>Preservation Burlington Members $25.00

>Non-Preservation Burlington Members $30.00



>All tickets $35.00 

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Lighting Repair Workshop

Do you have old lamps & lighting that just don't shine like they used to? Come to our workshop to learn how to reconnect them & bring them back to life!

Workshop location:

The Salvage Shop by Preservation Burlington

2359 Glencoe Street, Burlington, NC 27217

Saturday, June 10 | 10:00a


Members: FREE

Non-Members: $10.00

RSVP by Wednesday, June 7, 2023 via email to with subject "LIGHTING REPAIR WORKSHOP".

Saturday, May 13, 2023
10:00am - 12:00pm

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum Tour

Take a tour of the historic Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, where African American students studied in the early part of the 20th century.

Tour start location:

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum

6136 Burlington Rd., Gibsonville, NC 27249

Attendees will meet at the museum before the tour starts. This will be an outdoor walking tour that should take approximately an hour & a half (depending on pace).

Saturday, May 13 | 10:00a - 12:00p

Tickets: $2.00

RSVP by Wednesday, May 10, 2023 via email to with subject "CHARLOTTE HAWKINS BROWN MUSEUM TOUR".

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Saturday, March 11, 2023
10:00am - 12:00pm

Historic Haw River Tour

Learn about NC's textile history and

adaptive reuse of historic architecture.

Tour start location:

The Lofts at Haw River

16 E Main St, Haw River, NC 27258

Tour includes Granite Mill (1844), the Haw River Museum w/ special appearance by

Mayor Allen, & Holt’s Chapel (1892).

Parking available at the Haw River Museum.

Handicap parking available at The Lofts at Haw River.

Member Rate: FREE | Non-Member Rate: $10

RSVP by Wednesday, March 8, 2023 via email to with subject "HISTORIC HAW RIVER TOUR".

Saturday, January 28, 2023

9:00am - 2:00pm

Historic Door Installation Workshop

Have you ever wanted to install a historic door? Or, do you have one that does not close or latch properly?

In this hands-on workshop, we will build and install a new door frame including jams, casings, & stops in a 140+ year old house and hang a historic salvaged door. Installation of historic and modern door hardware will also be covered.

Meet us at The Salvage Shop by Preservation Burlington, wear warm clothes, bring a folding chair, bring your lunch (or we'll have lunch available for $15 purchase). If you're a member of Preservation Burlington, this workshop is complimentary with your membership. If you are NOT a member, tickets will be $10.

RSVP by January 21 by emailing with subject "HISTORIC DOOR INSTALLATION WORKSHOP".


Historic Districts Walking Tours


Open the First Saturday each month, The Salvage Shop by Preservation Burlington's Sale Events are not something you want to miss!

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Get to Know Us

Through preservation, education, and involvement, Preservation Burlington seeks to protect and celebrate the architectural and historical heritage of Burlington and the surrounding area. Historic preservation and adaptive re-use contributes to stronger, safer neighborhoods, economic development, aesthetic beauty, and community pride. By fostering within the community an appreciation of our historic properties, we aim to promote interest in, and good stewardship of our local historic treasures.



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Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

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The Town of Company Shops

founded in 1859

A history rich in the railroad industry and textiles.

We promote the preservation of historic structures by supporting property owners. 


We educate the public about what historic preservation is, why it matters, and how it can enrich the entire community. 


We advocate for preservation initiatives by encouraging projects that balance the need for development and growth with the desire to retain our historic resources.

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