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Past Events

Preservation Burlington's event archives dating back to 2017.

2024 Event Archives

Saturday, May 18, 2024

10:00 - 12:00pm

African-American Cultural Arts & History Center Historic Walking Tour

Tour start location:

First Baptist Church,

508 Apple St

Burlington, NC

We were thrilled to bring this free event for both members and non-members in partnership with the African-American Cultural Arts & History Center.

We went on a walk through the historic Rauhut Street/Richmond Hill Black Business District in Burlington, North Carolina, where the vibrant legacy of African American entrepreneurship comes to life. We’ll learn about the enduring spirit of the community, with stops at iconic establishments that once thrived here. A highlight of our tour was the revered Jordan Sellars High School, an institution that stands as a testament to the educational aspirations and achievements of African Americans during segregation. This walking tour not only celebrates the rich history but also inspires a renewed appreciation for the cultural and economic contributions of African Americans to Burlington’s tapestry.

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

10:00 - 12:00pm

American Folk Art Buildings

Tour start location:

It Had Wings,

214 West Tryon Street

Hillsborough, NC

Members were invited to view the incredible American Folk Art Buildings collection of Steven Burke & Randy Campbell. This nationally unique collection consists of approximately 1,300 American made structures (2/3 of which are on display): houses and churches, amusement rides, factories and schools and castles, bridges and commercial buildings and more, made mostly from the mid-19th century until the mid-20th century.

Viewings in the house and two adjoining buildings is at your own pace. Steven and Randy will answer questions, give information, and point out particular interests. 

Friday, February 9, 2024

3:00 - 6:00pm

Haand Pottery Tour

Tour start location:


413 Tucker Street

Burlington, NC 

You're invited to a members only event into the world of hand-made pottery, paired with fine wines!

Explore the fascinating transformation of the historic old mill into a vibrant hand-made pottery store. Witness skilled artisans and gain insights into the craft of pottery-making.


Bonus features of this event include a visit to the underground level of the building where a currently active dye house still operates today, as well as a 10% discount for any pottery purchases.