Körner’s Folly Presents our First-Ever Virtual Exhibit





Staying connected to our community is key! We’re thrilled to unlock a special selection of objects from the Körner’s Folly Foundation Collection to tell a tale of courage and excitement through our first-ever Virtual Exhibit – Doré Körner: Adventurer, Genealogist, and Journalist. Defying convention, Doré Körner was only 21 years old when she embarked on a […]

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NEW! Online Resource Catalog





Online Resource Catalog While Korner’s Folly is temporarily closed to the public, we continue to serve our community and provide ways to interact with the unique history of the home. Here you will find resources, printables, a variety of interesting historical tidbits, and everything you need for a virtual field trip! We have fun activities […]

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Historic Körner’s Folly Responds to COVID





Historic Körner’s Folly, 413 S. Main Street, Kernersville, NC, adjusts to public closure and moves resources online, in keeping with public health guidelines during the COVID pandemic. “During this time of uncertainty and disruption, we are committed to remaining connected to our community,” says Dale Pennington, executive director of the Körner’s Folly Foundation. “While we […]

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The New Year Brings New (and Continuing) Projects to Körner’s Folly





Historic Körner’s Folly is pleased to announce that in addition to continuing the Master Bedroom and North Entry & Staircase restoration projects, work will also begin on the Breakfast Room in early 2020. The restoration in these rooms will include removing modern elements added over time, replicating and repairing missing or damaged woodwork and tile, […]

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Lawrence E. and Etta Lea Pope Foundation Funds Community Room





Körner’s Folly is proud to announce a generous grant from the Lawrence E. and Etta Lea Pope Foundation. This gift, earmarked for the creation of a Community Room in the future Visitors Center at Körner’s Folly, will provide a flexible space for lectures, events, group lunches, special exhibitions, and meeting space. “We’re thankful for this […]

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House Method Names Körner’s Folly in the Top 25 Historic Houses to Visit





House Method recently published a feature on the top 25 historic homes to visit in the US and Körner’s Folly made the list!  They considered the home’s historical significance, beauty and architecture, and third-party reviews, among other factors.  What an honor! Here’s a link to the feature: https://housemethod.com/lifestyle/top-25-historic-homes-to-visit-in-united-states/

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A Bright Future for Körner’s Folly and the Town of Kernersville





A Bright Future for Körner’s Folly and the Town of Kernersville Körner’s Folly is abuzz with excitement after this month’s Board of Aldermen Meeting.  On Tuesday, August 7, the Town of Kernersville agreed to enter into a partnership with the Körner’s Folly Foundation to build a Visitor’s Center for Körner’s Folly and the Town of […]

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Family-Friendly Summer Adventures





 Historically Fun: Family-Friendly Summer Adventures at Körner’s Folly Körner’s Folly has lots to offer year-round, and especially if you are looking for family-friendly activities this summer. Fun for all ages! Self-Guided Tours with Family Friendly Activities Wednesdays – Saturdays 10am – 4pm Sundays 1pm – 4pm Our tours are the perfect family-friendly outing, and a great […]

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May is Historic Preservation Month





May is Historic Preservation Month: Celebrate at Körner’s Folly Körner’s Folly is a must see destination this spring. Over the past couple of months, the Körner’s Folly Foundation has been busy with three new interior restoration projects.  Stop by this month and check out our progress! Our tours are the perfect family friendly outing, and […]

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Make it a ‘Spectacular Spring’ this April!





Want to put a little ‘spring’ in your step this April? A walk down Main Street in Kernersville is sure to do the trick! This April, pair your tour of Korner’s Folly with a visit to the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden (215 South Main Street)and see their Spectacular Spring Tulip Bloom. Enjoy the over 20,000 bulbs […]

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