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Fall Fest Antique Market & Workshop Sept 10 2016

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LAS for workshop announcement

Workshop Instructors Mike & Shelly

Compost bin building workshop

Compost Bin Workshop

 

Our Second Saturday Workshop series is back!  Free adult, demonstration workshops have returned to Legacy.  September 10th will kick things off withUpcycled Shutters, 9:30am and October 8th will bring Easy Fall Decor.  Second Saturday adult workshops will run September through May and are free to the public.  To register for any of these workshops email salvage@historicwilmington.org.

Watch for additional Pop-Up workshops throughout the year.

Fall Fest Antique Market & Yard Sale

Join us for the Fall Fest Antique Market and Yard Sale on Saturday September 10th from 9:00am – 1:00pm!  The Fall Fest will feature up to 20 local vendors and select items will be discounted inside the Legacy warehouse, including Buy One Get One Free offers.  Will be held rain or shine.  Please park along the east side of Stevens hardware building and in designated area.

Vendor Registration:  Vendor participation in the Fall Fest is just $10 for a 10′ x 10′ space, paid to Historic Wilmington Foundation.  To register, contact the salvage manager, Dolores Williams, at salvage@historicwilmington.org, by August 28th.  Vendor sale items are limited to antiques, household goods and arts & crafts.  Space is limited, so register early!

LAS is looking for volunteers!
Email salvage@historicwilmington.org to find out more today! We have a good time at Legacy, and just 4-5 hours per month is all it takes to support the operation.

LAS is also accepting donations of construction tools during regular store hours:  Saturdays 9:00AM-1:00PM.  Donations of gently used (or new) construction and garden tools are needed. Duplicate tools will be donated to Kids Making It, and garden tools will be donated to school or community gardens.

2016 Preservation Awards!

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The 2016 Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Preservation Awards ceremony is Thursday, May 19, 6:00pm at the historic New Hanover County Courthouse, 24 N. 3rd Street. The Foundation’s Preservation Awards are for restoration, rehabilitation, compatible new development, as well as preservation leadership and individual contributions to the field.

Also to be presented will be two of Historic Wilmington Foundation’s highest awards: Thomas H. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award given for extraordinary preservation work and leadership, and the Katherine Howell Award given for invaluable service and leadership in furthering the mission of the Historic Wilmington Foundation in the Lower Cape Fear region.

RSVP for the Preservation Awards by emailing membership@historicwilmington.org.

For more information on HWF’s National Preservation Month activities see our website: http://www.historicwilmington.org/national-preservation-month/

2015 Preservation Award Winners Scene from 2015 Preservation Awards ceremony

Preservation Talk on Wilm’s USO

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The USO, or United Service Organization, is a non-profit organization created under Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1941, to support our military and their families. The Hannah Block Historic USO was originally one of 14 in New Hanover County and at the time its services included a canteen, a dormitory, big band dances, plays, music recitals a weekly radio broadcast and more. Come on out to the Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center TONIGHT, May 16, 2016, 6:00pm to hear a Preservation Talk on the history of Wilmington’s USO by Board Chairman Ev Smith. $5 suggested donation, reception to follow. Hannah Block Historic USO and Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street. RSVP to membership@historicwilmington.org.

USO Building

Sec. Susan Kluttz is Keynote Speaker at our FIRST Fundraising Luncheon!

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Department of Natural & Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz spoke eloquently today to a packed room about the highs and lows of the campaign to get the Historic Tax Credits reinstated by the NC General Assembly. Sec. Kluttz acknowledged and expressed her thanks for the grassroots efforts by groups like the Historic Wilmington Foundation to convince elected officials about the importance of the historic credits.

This was HWF’s first fundraising luncheon, and the theme for the event focused on the neighborhoods and historic districts that the Foundation has worked diligently to preserve since 1966. One of the highlights was a presentation by 5th grader Zion Moore, who told the crowd about why he enjoyed his Tar Heels Go Walking experience in the 3rd grade. HWF provides trained volunteers to lead the tours during the fall semester, a collaboration with the New Hanover County school system.

“We think today’s event was a tremendous success, and we appreciate Secretary Kluttz coming to share the stories about the long road to achieve passage of the Historic Tax Credits,” said Executive Director George Edwards. Secretary Kluttz was presented with a Preservation Award by Board President Kent Stephens and George Edwards.

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