Impact of Preservation High School Speech Contest

To be rescheduled…

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 Art + Design.

Application for Download: Impact of Preservation Contest – Information 2018

Snipes Academy
2150 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC  28405


Plaque Research Made Simple

To be rescheduled…

If you’ve always been curious about your home’s history, you won’t want to miss this fun, informative, 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 plaque application with invaluable tips, tricks, and advice. Join us for sips and snacks and see local architectural artifacts from the Museum’s collection before the presentation starts. FREE at Cape Fear Museum of History + Science as part of Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Preservation Weekend! Seating is limited, so reserve yours now.

Cape Fear Museum of History & Science
814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401


Second Saturday Workshop: Replace A Broken Window Pane

Saturday, October 13 @9:00am – 11:00am

Legacy Architectural Salvage (LAS) presents an essential workshop for anyone who lives in an old house. Historic Wilmington Foundation staffer Lucy Pittman shares 5 easy tips on replacing broken panes in wooden windows in this fun, FREE, interactive workshop. Please wear clothes you do not care about, and bring in your specific questions! LAS will be open, and Lucy can help you find window replacement parts and other materials to help your historic home be its best.

Legacy Architectural Salvage
1831-B Dawson St, Wilmington, NC 28403
Behind Ace Hardware – enter via the parking lot