Dedication of the Guilford Woods Historical Marker

A new event has been added to the Archives Week calendar:

Dedication of the Guilford Woods Historical Marker

Where: Bennington Drive, Greensboro, N.C.

When: Wednesday Oct. 26 from 2-3 PM

A marker noting the historical significance of the Guilford Woods will be placed on Bennington Drive, between Jefferson Road and Waterford Lane, near where the woods border Price Park in Greensboro, N.C. A dedication ceremony will be held at the site Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m., with an optional Historical Walking Tour following at 2:30.

The 240-acre woods are a haven of biodiversity with a rich history stretching back to their initial settlement by Saura and Keyawee peoples. European American Friends began arriving in the area in the 18th century. The woods were the site of encampments during the Revolutionary War and a refuge for enslaved people seeking freedom via the Underground Railroad and for Quaker men escaping the Confederate draft during the Civil War. More recently, the woods were the site of the first College farm. Contact the Friends Historical Collection at archives@guilford.edu or 316-2264 for additional information.

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