Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Fundraising Luncheon

November 10, 2016
Coastline Conference & Events Center
501 Nutt Street, Rooms B&C
11:30am – 1:00pm

$100 minimum donation

Please join us as we celebrate the efforts of Historic Wilmington Foundation and supporters to preserve and protect the irreplaceable historic resources of the Lower Cape Fear Region over the last 50 years and in to the future.

Orton Burial GroundWe are excited to have Nick Dawson, landscape architect and manager at Orton Plantation as our keynote speaker for the Luncheon!  Nick will address the revitalization efforts of Louis Bacon and Orton Plantation Holdings underway at the Orton Plantation, with particular emphasis on Orton’s Colonial burial vaults restoration.  Nick promises to replace longstanding folklore with fact and reveal never before seen images of  Orton founder “King Roger Moore”.  In fact, says Nick, before this luncheon, NO ONE, outside of the Orton family and staff, has ever seen ANY image of Roger Moore!

Raleigh native and billionaire philanthropist Louis Moore Bacon purchased Orton Plantation and approximately 8,500 surrounding acres in 2010, closing it to the public and embarking on a prodigious effort to restore the area. Since that time, the Cape Fear residents, environmentalists, preservationists and more have wondered about the project’s progress. We welcome Nick and news from the Plantation!

Claudia Stack

Awarding winning independent film maker, published author, and 20+year educator, Claudia Stack, has played a pivotal role bringing the Rosenwald schools to the historic preservation conversation in our local area.  These schools, built in part with funding by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation, are considered the most significant educational initiative for segregation-era African Americans in the South.  Claudia will talk about her work involving these schools as well as her most recent work with Southern sharecropper histories and how her relationship with the Historic Wilmington Foundation has helped her with both.


To reserve a seat, sponsor a table or sponsor the event, please call Christine Divoky at 910.762.2511 or email at events@historicwilmington.org for more information.


Thank you to our Generous Fundraising Luncheon Sponsors!

Craige & Fox, PLLC

Earney & Company, LLP

Sinclair Station

Charles & Lynne Boney

Clancy & Theys Construction Co

H. Kenneth Stephens,II  Attorney at Law

And our Generous Annual Sponsors!



SDI Construction, Inc.

Sage Island

First Bank

Hogue Hill, LLP

Mark S. Kennedy, CPA, PPLC