May is National Preservation Month!
Preservation month is a nationally recognized event, sponsored annually with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, honoring and promoting historic preservation across the country. Each year since 1971, the Historic Wilmington Foundation has partnered with the National Trust to celebrate the local people and activities that make preservation a reality in Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear region. As part of National Preservation Month, the Foundation hosts events ranging from architectural and historic tours, award ceremonies, and fundraising events to educational programs and the yearly release of the Most Threatened Historic Places of the Cape Fear region. The month-long event promotes Wilmington’s historic resources and preservation successes as well as showcasing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation.