May is National Preservation Month! Organizations like ours, all around the Country, are celebrating their communities’ history, culture and sense of place during the month of May. Historic Wilmington Foundation is particularly excited to honor Preservation Month in the midst of our 50th Anniversary Celebration! We hope to see you at our many planned activities. More details for these events can be found under the Preservation Programs tab on our website.
All Month Long – This Place Matters! Campaign
Preservation Month Proclamations
May 2, 4:00pm, New Hanover County Courthouse Room 301
May 2, 4:00pm, Pender County Administrative Building
May 3, 6:30pm, City of Wilmington City Hall
May 7, 50th Anniversary Activities
At Hannah Block Historic USO and Community Arts Building, 120 S. 2nd Street
10:00am – 2:00pm Art on Display: Photography Exhibitions by both Cape Fear Camera Club and area high school students and an exhibit of salvaged doors, artfully re-purposed by area elementary students.
10:00am – 2:00pm Self-Guided Walking Tours – pick up map and info at USO
10:00am – 2:00pm Hunt for History – pick up game at USO
10:30am – 12:30pm Hands-on Activities at Children’s Museum of Wilmington, pick up free tickets at USO for children 10 and under
May 7 Activities at Other Locations
10:00am – 3:00pm Landmark House Tour – 3 great houses, one low price. $28 Call Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, 910.762.2511, for tickets
12:00pm – 1:30pm Luncheon, Landmark House Tour add-on. $10 Call Lower Cape Fear Historical Society for reservations, 910.762.2511
6:00pm – 8:00pm Plein Air Reception & Art Auction, New Elements Gallery, 201 Princess Street. $25 Register at 910.762.2511 or HERE.
Legacy Architectural Salvage Workshop – May 14, 9:30am, 1831-B Dawson Street, RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also select items 50% in May.
Preservation Talk – May 16, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Hannah Block USO and Community Arts Center
HWF Preservation Awards Ceremony – May 19, 6:00pm, New Hanover County Courthouse, 24 N. 3rd Street
Shrimparoo – May 26, 6:30pm, Riverwalk Landing at Elijah’s Restaurant, 2 Ann Street, current and newly-joined members Friendraiser Event, Call 910.762.251 to reserve your spot today!
2016 Most Threatened Historic Places List Announcement – May 31, 10:00am, location TBD
James D. & Rosalie W. Carr Plaque Dedication – May 31, 2:00pm, Hannah Block Historic USO and Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street
Tax Credit Workshop – June 4, 8:30am – 12:30pm, Historic Thalian hall, City Couincil Chambers, 103 N. 3rd Street, $10 for members, $25 for non-members. Register at 910.762.2511.