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Event Archives

Preservation Burlington's event archives dating back to 2017.

2023 Event Archives

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".


2022 Event Archives

Thursday, December 15, 2022


Christmas by Candlelight

hosted by the Textile Heritage Museum

Join us in Historic Glencoe for a wonderful Christmas atmosphere at the Textile Heritage Museum. Tours, caroling, and refreshments will be available. The event is FREE, but donations are graciously accepted to support this non-profit museum.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - Friday, October 28, 2022

Preservation North Carolina Annual Conference | Winston Salem, NC

Hosted by Preservation North Carolina, the annual conference includes historical tours, honor awards, book signings, keynote speakers and open houses. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the historical significance of the state of North Carolina.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 4p-6p

Sip & Shop

A Members Only Event

Join us as we celebrate our anniversaries with an exclusive Members Only evening of small bites, beer, wine and nonalcoholic drinks while you shop one-of-a-kind historical pieces at The Salvage Shop's private shopping event (closed to the public).

Tuesday, October 4, 2022


Historic District Zoning Overlay

Applications for Removal

The following property owners in the Local Historic District Overlay have requested removal:

1004 W. Davis St

1010 W. Davis St

1016 W. Davis St

1022 W. Davis St

This decision will set the precedent for the future of the Historic Districts of Burlington, NC no matter the decision outcome.

It is immensely imperative that as many as possible are in attendance to this particular city council meeting. Join us as we show our love and respect for #historicburlingtonnc.

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

10:00am - 4:00p

Thomas Day + Milton, NC Tour

Back by popular demand, we've partnered again with the Milton Renaissance Foundation to bring back the Thomas Day + Milton, NC Tour!

Thomas Day was a free man of color and a highly successful businessman in Caswell County, North Carolina in the 1800s. He was a master carpenter, cabinet maker and craftsman, and is known nationwide for his unique interiors & furniture.

Please RSVP by Monday, September 12 via the Facebook event or emailing us at with the subject "Thomas Day + Milton, NC Tour RSVP." We can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022


Historic District Zoning Overlay

Applications for Removal

The following property owners in the Local Historic District Overlay have requested removal:

1004 W. Davis St

1010 W. Davis St

1016 W. Davis St

1022 W. Davis St

This decision will set the precedent for the future of the Historic Districts of Burlington, NC no matter the decision outcome.

It is immensely imperative that as many as possible are in attendance to this particular city council meeting. Join us as we show our love and respect for #historicburlingtonnc.

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4.23.22 Trees of Historic Burlington

We will began the walking tour with a presentation at the Burlington Arboretum, 408 E Willowbrook, Burlington, and continued down West Davis Street. Certified Arborist Jorge Grafton Obando with Incana Arborist, LLC guided tour goers as they learned about trees that are common to historic neighborhoods. This was a free event and was open to the public

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Old Red House Open House and Tour


Thursday, April 21st, 1:00-2:30

Location: 511 West Davis Street, Burlington, NC

We hosted an exclusive member tour of "The Old Red House" located at 511 W Davis Street.  This was formerly the old Red Cross Building.  It has been completely renovated into 4 luxury apartments that will be rented in the coming weeks. This tour was a free event open to all Preservation Burlington members and a guest. 

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2019 Event Archives


Who's your house's daddy? A Workshop on researching genealogy. 

2.9.19 Presented by Michele Koebrich, H-Co Properties

We had a wonderful workshop on all of the FREE ways to research and discover the people who lived in your home. Workshop materials are available by clicking here

2018 Event Archives

2017 Event Archives

You Can Do It! Home Maintenance Workshop, 9.23.17

Company Shops Market, Host: Seth Shoffner

Who doesn't love super easy tips and tricks to save money? Seth Shoffner with S.H. Shoffner Constructionshared helpful and simple tips on how to prevent costly home repairs and save tens of thousands in home expenses!  Photo Credits: Roger Moore, Faith Grant

Vintage Treasures Pop-Up Sale, 5.20.17

We had our first neighborhood yard sale event! We invited neighbors throughout the historic district to Glenwood Avenue to participate in a huge yard sale extravaganza!  Photo Credits: Darrell Coble

6th Annual Maker Faire Burlington 4.22.17

We are excited to have hosted a booth at the Burlington Maker Faire for Earth Day! Historic Preservation is the ultimate way to recycle. If a home cannot be saved intact, hopefully its elements and windows can be reused in a way that keeps them out of the landfill! Please visit the website below to learn about all of the way you can recycle old windows!

Window Restoration Workshop, 2.18.17

Lynco Studios, Host: Tom Cowan

We had our first workshop with many restoration enthusiasts in attendance! Our host, Tom Cowan, artfully demonstrated the ease of repairing your existing wood windows. From replacing wood to installing replacement glass panes and reglazing, this workshop equipped attendees with the knowledge needed to tackle their own restoration project! For access to the workshop materials, click here.  Photo Credits: Darrell Coble



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A history rich in the railroad industry and textiles.

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