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 is divided into four categories—visit, explore, preserve, connect—with each section detailing a different aspect of the Körner’s Folly Foundation.  Created with the user experience firmly in mind, the website uses the latest technology to ensure compatibility with today’s browsers and mobile devices.

“A strong internet presence with clear and concise information for our visitors is critical for the growing needs of our organization,” says Dale Pennington, executive director of the Körner’s Folly Foundation.  “We are excited to connect with our visitors in new ways through the website’s expanded features,” Pennington continues.  New functions include a recent news blog, access to e-newsletters, and the ability to connect across major social networking sites.

Visitors can now easily access information about tours and upcoming events, and have the ability to purchase tickets and schedule private tours online.  The new site features a section for educators, families, and students to download additional information about Körner’s Folly, including games and activities to supplement the tour experience.  The online gift shop allows visitors to access souvenirs and merchandise online and make donations to the restoration campaign.

Generous support for the new website was provided by The Winston-Salem Foundation.  The Foundation is a community foundation that supports charitable programs in the greater Forsyth County area.  Founded in 1919 by Colonel Francis Fries with a $1,000 gift, it now administers over 1,300 funds, and had total custodial assets of $308.4 million at the end of 2012.  In 2012, the Foundation granted $20.2 million to charitable causes, over $2.1 million of which was in Community Grants.

Visit www.kornersfolly.org to see the new site for yourself!  Körner’s Folly is open for self-guided tours Thursday-Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday 1 – 4pm.