Preserve The Past

Be a member of HWF and support your community’s history while shaping its future.

May is Preservation Month!

Join us for all our Preservation Month events!

Historic Wilmington Foundation

Protecting The Irreplaceable

We are a historic preservation nonprofit that’s been connecting people to place for more than half a century.

Through events, workshops, programs and more, HWF preserves built history in Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. Our members and volunteers help make it happen.

HWF Community

Get Involved

There’s more than one way to be proactive in local preservation.

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Sponsor

Legacy Architectural Salvage

Shop Original

At Legacy Architectural Salvage, discover vintage doors, décor, windows and other unique finds. This project of HWF operates as a store, donation spot, workshop location and more.

Find Your People

Preservation Resources Network

Old buildings are a special breed. From contractors to real estate agents to tradespeople, meet pros that understand historic homes.

HWF Plaques

Preserving Legendary

Our historic plaques share the unique stories behind the houses, buildings, and alleys of Wilmington and beyond. Is your property eligible?

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