We invite you to explore the history of Körner’s Folly, the Victorian Era, and the Körner family through these special virtual exhibits featuring objects and documents from the Körner’s Folly Foundation Collection.
Doré Körner: Adventurer, Genealogist, and Journalist
Defying convention, Doré Körner was only 21 years old when she embarked on a 14-month journey that crisscrossed Europe and the Middle East. Her solo travels also included language and art studies, such as French and oil painting. From the Matterhorn to the Dead Sea, Doré recorded her experiences for her family and the readers of the Twin City Sentinel.
Explore the “Doré Körner: Adventurer, Genealogist, and Journalist” here to see her writings, experiences, and objects that provide a fascinating look at her escapade and reflections on what stepping outside the world of Kernersville was like in the 1910s!
The Intersection of Music, Art, and Theatre: A 120 Year Legacy
From orchestra practices to Juvenile Lyceum performances, Körner’s Folly once buzzed with the wonders of the performing arts, providing a creative outlet for the Kernersville community and leaving a legacy of artistic culture on the Piedmont Triad.
Explore “The Intersection of Music, Art, and Theatre: a 120 Year Legacy” here to understand how the Körner’s passion and dedication to the arts shaped not only the family but also Körner’s Folly’s most recognized architectural features.
Victorian Cocktails On-Demand: An Intoxicating History
For those 21+, “Victorian Cocktails” provides a fun, educational experience with Körner’s Folly Historic House Museum in partnership with Fair Witness Fancy Drinks. Explore Victorian Cocktails — where you can download the shopping list of ingredients, and then view the private exhibit, and video demonstrations to make three unique historical cocktails.
Due to the nature of this exhibit, there is a small fee to participate. You can purchase access to the exhibit here. All money raised helps support our work to restore and preserve Körner’s Folly for the education and enjoyment of the public.