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The NC History Center on the Civil War, Emancipation & Reconstruction
Fayetteville, North Carolina
There have been countless efforts to explain, describe, picture, memorialize, and commemorate the Civil War era. Each new generation of Americans seems bound to investigate those tumultuous times anew. Most museums and interpretive sites across the country present detailed stories and analyses of the individual battles or military campaigns of the Civil War. Yet none of these has considered the War and all of its ramifications from the perspective of an entire state. Scheduled to open in 2026, the History Center will do just that. Its presentations and Digital Learning Center will emphasize issues, events, and people throughout the state, and will place particular emphasis on the home front experience in North Carolina. The Winslow Group has worked with the History Center's leadership since 2011, conducting conceptual and financial feasibility studies, strategic and program planning, fundraising, and project management.
The Burlington Arboretum at Willowbrook Park
Burlington, North Carolina
The future arboretum, conceived and planned by New Leaf Society, will re-purpose an eroded, under-utilized urban creek and flood plain into a new, major community asset. It will transform portions of our urban landscape that are currently neither inviting nor generally accessible into a park-like setting for our residents and visitors to enjoy, creating a place that will draw all the people of our community to the outdoors so they may delight in art and exercise, play and social interaction, environmental education, and natural beauty. The Winslow Group conducted a study to determine the feasibility of the project and in 2017 is raising funds to create the arboretum.
The North Carolina Governor's School
Created in 1963 and funded by the State of North Carolina until 2010, the Governor's School is a six-week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses in Winston-Salem and in Raleigh. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline and does not involve credit, tests, or grades. The program has been described by many alumni as life-changing. During the Great Recession, the NC General Assembly slashed funding to Governor's School. The Winslow Group was engaged to conduct an emergency fundraising campaign from private sources to enable the School to continue to operate until the General Assembly renewed its operating support. The principals of The Winslow Group worked as volunteers for the School for several years after the campaign.
International Civil Rights Center and Museum
Greensboro, North Carolina
Following years of planning to turn the former Woolworth building, site of the first sit-ins in 1960, into a museum honoring the Civil Rights movement, The Winslow Group was engaged to help the organization secure historic tax credits to complete the project. The ICRCM held its grand opening in February 2010.
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