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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