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Community and Crossroads

The Southeastern Conference on Historic Sites Archaeology (SECHSA) will be held August 25th and 26th at the Blandwood Museum, a National Register and National Landmark site in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina.

Originally built by Charles Bland ca. 1795, the farmhouse became the home of Governor John Motley Morehead (1796–1866). Morehead, dubbed “the father of modern North Carolina,” completed renovations to the house in 1846. Based on plans drawn by architect Alexander Jackson Davis, the house was transformed into a mansion resembling a Tuscan villa and is now considered the oldest standing example of Italianate architecture in the United States. Blandwood and its Carriage House meeting venue are located within walking distance of Greensboro’s historic “Hamburger square,” a nexus of roadways, train tracks, hotels, restaurants, pubs, galleries, stores, historic museums, and the International Civil Rights Center & Museum.