3rd Annual Kernersville Oktoberfest





If you can’t make the trip to Munich this year, don’t worry. You can enjoy the next best thing, right here in the heart of the Piedmont Triad: Historic Körner’s Folly’s 3rd annual Kernersville Oktoberfest! On Saturday, October 12th from 4-7pm, the lawn at Körner’s Folly, 413 South Main Street, will abound with German-inspired beer, […]

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Körner’s Folly Closed for Theater Performances 9/29 and 10/6





Love is in the air as Kernersville Little Theatre (KLT) presents its first production of the 2013-14 season with the charming play The Last Romance.  The show will open on Friday, September 20th at Cupid’s Park Theatre in historic Körner’s Folly, 413 S. Main Street in Kernersville at 8:00 p.m. In The Last Romance, written […]

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Purchase a Historic Mantel for your Home!





Körner’s Folly is selling solid cedar mantels from trees that Jule may have actually planted! A cross-section of the tree’s rings indicates an age of approximately 120 years old, which means they were likely planted around 1890.  At the time, Jule was living in Korner’s Folly with his family, and making extensive renovations to the […]

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‘Raising a roof at Körner’s Folly





The Körner’s Folly Foundation is fundraising for a new roof for our beloved historic structure!  Over the past year, we have been tasked with the challenging goal of replacing the leaky, red tin roof that now tops Körner’s Folly.  The original roof, which artist and designer Jule Körner chose for his home, was made of […]

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Your very own piece of history…





You can now own an authentic, iconic piece of Körner’s Folly! The Körner’s Folly foundation salvaged 133-year-old bricks from the 2012 porch restoration, and they are now available for purchase in the gift shop and online. The bricks were handmade on the property using red, North Carolina clay when the house was built around 1880.  […]

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May is National Historic Preservation Month: Celebrate with Körner’s Folly!





KERNERSVILLE, NC—Historic Körner’s Folly, 413 South Main Street, is celebrating National Historic Preservation Month.   May is Preservation Month and preservation organizations, both large and small, will take the time to celebrate history and historic places. This year’s theme is “See! Save! Celebrate!”  This May, the Körner’s Folly Foundation is asking you take a moment to […]

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Honoring President Lincoln





Historic Körner’s Folly, 413 South Main Street, is continuing a unique custom introduced by painter, designer, and architect Jule Körner.  This April 15th will be a memorial day to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.  In keeping with Jule’s tradition, black fabric will drape across the railing of the porch in honor of Mr. Lincoln and […]

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A Fundraising Idea for the Birds!





Donnie Reynolds, of Old South Birdhouse Company, has generously donated three unique, one-of-a-kind birdhouses to help raise much needed funding for Operation Restoration at Körner’s Folly.  Reynolds handmade the birdhouses and adorned each one with pieces of tin from Körner’s Folly’s original roof.  The first birdhouse, pictured here, was raffled off in the Körner’s Folly gift shop.  […]

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New Website for Historic Körner’s Folly





KERNERSVILLE, NC—Historic Körner’s Folly, 413 S. Main Street, is inviting visitors to explore its new website (www.kornersfolly.org).  The new website, launched Wednesday, March 27th, was made possible by generous support from The Winston-Salem Foundation. The website is designed to provide a user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality.  With a clean, colorful design, the website […]

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CHALLENGING RENOVATIONS… MARCH 2013





KERNERSVILLE, NC—Historic Körner’s Folly, 413 S. Main Street, is facing a remarkable challenge.  A $150,000 challenge to be exact, and the structural stability of the house is riding on it.  As it turns out, the Körner’s Folly Foundation is actually welcoming this particular challenge—in fact, the Foundation is downright thrilled. In August of 2012, an […]

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