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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Completed ‘Restoration Challenge’ Leads to Challenge II





The Körner’s Folly Foundation has 150,000 reasons to celebrate!  This week, the Board of Directors announced they have successfully raised the $150,000 needed to complete the “Challenge Restoration” campaign.  The challenge, issued in August 2012, sprung into action when an anonymous donor stepped forward and offered 150,000—but only if the Foundation could match that amount […]

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October is Community Month at Körner’s Folly





In appreciation of the overwhelming support the Körner’s Folly Foundation has received this past year, the Foundation is designating October as Community Month!  For the month of October, Kernersville residents will receive half price admission to explore the 22 room house museum during public tour hours.  This one-time event is an opportunity for Kernersville residents […]

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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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