Pardon our Mess: Decorating in Progress throughout November!





Each year, Körner’s Folly is decorated from floor to ceiling in holiday lights, garland, and adornments.  To transform into this Victorian holiday masterpiece, all 22 rooms are “adopted” by local civic clubs, volunteers, and organizations.  Together, these groups and individuals decorate Körner’s Folly throughout the month of November (November 1 – 22, 2017). If you […]

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Family-Friendly Summer Adventures





 Historically Fun: Family-Friendly Summer Adventures at Körner’s Folly Körner’s Folly has lots to offer year-round, and especially if you are looking for family-friendly activities this summer. Fun for all ages! Self-Guided Tours with Family Friendly Activities Wednesdays – Saturdays 10am – 4pm Sundays 1pm – 4pm Our tours are the perfect family-friendly outing, and a great […]

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May is Historic Preservation Month





May is Historic Preservation Month: Celebrate at Körner’s Folly Körner’s Folly is a must see destination this spring. Over the past couple of months, the Körner’s Folly Foundation has been busy with spring cleaning and ramping up for the next stage of interior restoration. Our tours are the perfect family friendly outing, and a great experience […]

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Make it a ‘Spectacular Spring’ this April!





Want to put a little ‘spring’ in your step this April? A walk down South Main Street in Kernersville is sure to do the trick! On Saturday, April 8 from 8am – 12pm the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden (215 South Main Street) is holding their Spring Plant Sale. Later that afternoon, they are also […]

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Cupid’s Park Theatre Restored in Honor of 120th Anniversary





2017 is bringing an exciting new restoration project to Historic Körner’s Folly located at 413 South Main Street. In honor of the 120th anniversary of Cupid’s Park Theatre, a local donor has generously given funds to have the theater restored. Work began in early January and was completed February 17, 2017. This restoration project is particularly […]

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Home Grown Arts Festival: Saturday, August 27





Home Grown Arts Festival, Saturday, August 27 (9am – 2pm) Historic Körner’s Folly, 413 South Main Street, will host the 3rd Annual Home Grown Arts Festival Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the North Lawn. The festival will feature a variety of handmade pieces—from crafts to fine art—that will be available for […]

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Interior Restoration Continues!





Main Kitchen Restoration Complete, Sitting Room Up Next The Körner’s Folly Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 19, 2016, to celebrate the completion of the recently restored Main Kitchen at the Körner’s Folly Historic House Museum. The Main Kitchen was used as the primary food preparation area, containing an ice box and pie safe, […]

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Bobbie Wolfe Recognized for Outstanding Volunteerism





On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Bobbie Wolfe was recognized at the HandsOn Northwest Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Banquet for her outstanding commitment to volunteerism at Körner’s Folly. Bobbie was recognized among a diverse pool of candidates from throughout Forsyth County who were nominated.  In all, awards were presented to 11 recipients, out of nearly 30 […]

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May is Historic Preservation Month #ThisPlaceMatters





Join us this May as we celebrate Historic Preservation Month! This year, we will be participating in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s This Place Matters social media campaign. This May, tell us why historic preservation is important to you! What historic places matter to you?   Download your own This Place Matters sign and take a […]

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Interior Restoration Continues at Körner’s Folly





Historic Körner’s Folly, 413 South Main Street, is pleased to announce the continuation of Operation Restoration, a long term project with the goal of restoring and preserving the Victorian house museum. Jule Körner died in 1924, and his wife died in 1934.  After that, Körner’s Folly was never again lived in as a full-time family […]

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