Archive for February, 2014

Tar Heels Go Walking

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A Partnership with New Hanover Country Schools since 2009, Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrates its 5th year and the guides who have delivered over 280 tours to more than 12,000 third graders, 1,000 parents, and 500 teachers. The tour educates students about historic preservation, public art, and Wilmington history and development.

Tar Heels Go Walking received a Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit for outstanding achievement from Preservation North Carolina in 2010.

Interested in becoming a tour guide for an excited group of 3rd graders? Contact us now at edwards@historicwilmington.org or call us at 910.762.2511!

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2014 Azalea Festival Home Tour Preview

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Although Spring is not quite around the corner, we at HWF are already in the midst of planning for our Azalea Festival Home Tour. Save the date for Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th. We can tell you that it is going to be another great program of inviting historic homes and an incredible historic church. There will be a lovely group of homes on North 6th Street including (but not limited to) Linda and Richard Mechling’s Home, the Neil M. McEachern House, as well as Mary Ann Keiser’s Home at 215 North 6th. St. Stephens AME will also be featured. We’ll also have great examples of Wilmington’s architectural heritage from Carolina Heights and the Mansion District. As a reminder, member specials will be available. Stay tuned for more updates.