TWO Great Preservation Events are coming up in February 2019!
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Plaque Research Made Simple

February 8th, 2019: Sips + Snacks with Plaques

If you’ve always been curious about your home’s history, you won’t want to miss this fun, informative, FREE how-to presentation on Wilmington’s popular historic plaque program. Professional researcher and Historic Wilmington Foundation Plaque Committee member Carol Bragale will walk you through the historic plaque application with invaluable research tips, tricks, and advice. Join us for sips and snacks and see architectural artifacts from the Museum’s collection before the presentation begins.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

Hosted at the Cape Fear Museum of History & Science at 6 PM.



Impact of Preservation: High School Speech Contest 

 Click here for instructions & Submittals for Speech Contest!!

February 13th, 2019: Speech Contest for Scholarship Money!


You’re invited to watch area juniors and seniors compete in our very first “Impact of Historic Preservation” high school speech contest! HWF has pledged nearly $2000 in scholarship prizes to three winning students who must explain in 5 minutes or less why a certain local landmark matters. This event is FREE at Snipes Auditorium, Snipes Academy of Arts + Design.


January 23, 2019: Student applications due to HistoricWilmingtonContest@gmail.com


February 13th, 2019: Speech Contest at 6 PM @ Snipes Academy

(2150 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC  28405)

 Click here for Instructions & Submittals for Speech Contest!!