News from just around the Körner…





August 2013: Click to Read the Full E-Newsletter From the Docent’s Desk… Purchase a Piece of History A Special Thank You… Save the Date: Third Annual Oktoberfest Upcoming Puppet Shows Enter your email address below to receive our monthly e-newsletter

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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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June News at the Folly





June 2013: Click to Read the Full E-Newsletter Summer Activities at the Folly Purchase a Piece of History Save the Date: Third Annual Oktoberfest Enter your email address below to receive our monthly e-newsletter

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Spring Updates from Körner’s Folly





May 2013: Click to Read the Full E-Newsletter Jule Körner Self Portrait Returns Spring Folly Activities May is Historic Preservation Month Enter your email address below to receive our monthly e-newsletter

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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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Something Interesting Is Happening Here…





April 2013: Click to Read the Full E-Newsletter  National Historic Preservation Month Körner’s Folly Updates Honoring President Lincoln at Körner’s Folly Enter your email address below to receive our monthly e-newsletter

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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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