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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Now Open Wednesdays, Closed July 4th





Körner’s Folly will open an additional day for public tours.  Beginning Wednesday, June 24, 2015, the house museum will be open for public tours Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.  Körner’s Folly will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in observance of Independence Day.  The […]

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Körner’s Folly Welcomes Kristin Miller, Site Manager





We are very excited to introduce Kristin Miller, the brand new Körner’s Folly Site Manager!  As Site Manager, Kristin will oversee visitor services, volunteers, educational programming, and collections management. This is the first time Körner’s Folly has had two full-time positions.  Dale Pennington, executive director, looks forward to working with Kristin to continue to expand […]

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Inaugural Interior Restoration: the Rose Room





Historic Körner’s Folly has undergone major exterior restorative work over the last 2 years.  And now, the work is moving inside.  The Rose Room, Jule Körner’s daughter Doré’s bedroom, is the first to undergo serious interior restoration work.  The Körner’s Folly Foundation hopes to bring the room back to its 1905 condition, when Jule renovated […]

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Girls Scout Patch Release Party





CALLING ALL GIRL SCOUTS! JOIN US TO EARN A BRAND NEW PATCH AT KÖRNER’S FOLLY! Historic Körner’s Folly is participating with the Peaks 2 Piedmont Girl Scout Council to host a Girl Scout event this fall. On October 25, from 9am-12pm, Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to Körner’s Folly to learn about historic […]

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Spring Events at Körner’s Folly





National Puppetry Day, April 26th @ 10:30am Celebrate National Puppetry Day at Körner’s Folly!  Join us for the Körner’s Folly Family Revue Puppet Show at 10:30am, followed by a make and take sock puppet craft.  Puppet Show tickets are free with regular admission on the same day (puppet show only: $2).  Please arrive by 10:15 to be seated. […]

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Help Körner’s Folly Raise the Roof!





Historic Körner’s Folly, 413 South Main Street, has been facing a remarkable challenge.  A $500,000 challenge to be exact.  And now, thanks to recent winter weather, the stakes have just been upped. As unprecedented winter weather has swept across the nation this season, southern homes have been facing new challenges.  Historic homes and properties have […]

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2014 Hours and Admission Information





Looking for something to do inside, as Jack Frost brings in the new year?  Come  discover Jule Körner’s designs and architectural styles with the whole family.  The house boasts fifteen original fireplaces, sure to keep you warm- no matter how low the thermometer drops! Körner’s Folly’s twenty-two rooms feature unique furnishings and artwork, cast-plaster details, […]

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Christmas at Körner’s Folly





KERNERSVILLE, NC—Looking for a new holiday tradition?  Körner’s Folly, 413 S Main St, will be decorated from head to toe in Victorian Christmas décor from November 29 to January 4, 2014.   Körner’s Folly will be CLOSED on Sunday, January 5th. The historic house museum has transformed its unique 22 rooms into an elaborately decorated ‘Victorian […]

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