Greensboro Historical Museum
This picture represents the Voices of the City exhibit. This picture features past influential people and events that have taken place to shape the way the city and the nation operates today.
This picture is the Greensboro Historical Museum. It was established in 1938 and is still open as of today. The museum was once a church, but after renovation, it was established as an official museum for Guilford County.
This pictures is the Welcome to the City exhibit. In the building shown, people can operate as a pharmacist did in the 1900s and they can also do many other tasks, such as: writing on a school slate and lifting a fire bucket.
Backstory and Context
Visitors should also be sure to save time for the "Welcome to the Gate City" exhibit that offers a view of the city at the turn-of-the-century. This exhibit includes a look at early telephone communication, a historic pharmacy and other early businesses, and life for young people including daily chores and exhibits about some of the city's early schools.
The museum also offers an exhibit that preserves the history of Warnersville an area of the city that was home to many African Americans--one of the first black neighborhoods in the state. This exhibit offers a wealth of technological exhibits that show the history of black businesses, churches, schools, and community groups through Ipads and kiosks that offer reference information.