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2014 Azalea Festival Home Tour
This year's Azalea Festival Home Tour will showcase the wide variety of architectural styles found in Wilmington. Nine historic homes and one historic church will welcome visitors April 12 and 13, from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets, which are $25 in advance, go on sale March 19. They will be available through this website and also at the Azalea Festival Office, 5725 Oleander Dr., and the Historic Wilmington Foundation's office at 2011 Market St. (the office is located just inside the gate of the Wilmington National Cemetery). Foundation members can buy tickets from the office for $15 through April 10th.
Tickets also will be available at all local Harris Teeter stores ($2 off with a VIC card), and at the Ivy Cottage, The Fisherman's Wife, The Transplanted Garden and A Proper Garden. On the days of the event, they will be available at any house on the tour for $30.
Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and New Hanover County Commissioners Chairman Woody White along with Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles will open the tour at the ribbon cutting ceremony, 12:30PM Saturday, April 12, at 214 N. 6th St., the Neil M. McEachern House -- now the home of Richard and Linda Mechling.
2014 Home Tour SitesNeil M. McEachern House, built 1904, 214 North 6th Street
GUIDED ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOURS
Historic Wilmington Foundation's first year of Guided Architectural Walking Tours was a big success! Volunteer guides led over 300 people on two tours; Forest Hills and the Streetcar Suburbs. Even though the regular season has ended, tours are still available by special arrangement! For more details contact us at email@example.com or call us at 910.762.2511
The 2014 tour season will start in April.
Train now to become a guide for the new
Guided Architectural Walking Tours!
Please contact HWF at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch for the new season starting next April!
Most Threatened Historic
Places Exhibit 2013-2014!
Pictured are (l to r) Harry Tuckmayer, Library Director; George Edwards, HWF Executive Director; & Michael Murchison, HWF President.
Traveling exhibit debuted a year ago at the New Hanover County Library and is back again for 2013-2014. The exhibit highlights the region's most threatened historic places, and illustrates the importance of historic preservation within our community. The exhibit will appear in the libraries of New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick Counties. The schedule for the exhibit is as follows:
|New Hanover County Main Library||Mon Aug 26 - Fri Sep 13|
|New Hanover County, North East Branch||Mon Sep 16 - Fri Oct 4|
|Pender County Main Library, Burgaw||Mon Oct 7 - Fri Oct 25|
|Pender County, Hampstead Branch||Mon Oct 28 - Thu Nov 14|
|Brunswick County Main Library, Southport||Mon Nov 18 - Fri Dec 6|
|Brunswick County, Oak Island Branch||Mon Dec 9 - Fri Dec 27|
|Brunswick County, Shallotte Branch||Mon Dec 30 - Fri Jan 17|
|Brunswick County, Leland Branch||Mon Feb 3 - Fri Feb 21|
|UNCW Randall Library||Mon Feb 24 - Fri Mar 14|
|New Hanover County, Myrtle Grove Branch||Mon Mar 17 - Fri Apr 4|
Most Threatened Historic Places
The new 2013 Most Threatened Historic Places list was released in June and included one new listing and seven sites from the previous year. The former Topsail High School and the former Tide Water Power and Light Building were removed from the threatened list because they were saved and will be rehabilitated. The new list is available here. There is also an updated listing of all sites listed by the Foundation since the program first appeared in 2006.
If you have a concern about a site please call the Foundation to discuss.MTHP Lists: 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 -2006
(Illustration of Threatened Places)
2013 Preservation Awards
The recipients of the Foundation's 2013 Preservation Awards are pictured above. The annual celebration was held in May as part of National Preservation Month.
Tar Heels Go Walking
CALL FOR TAR HEEL GUIDES FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON!
A Partnership with New Hanover Country Schools since 2009, Historic Wilmington Foundation celebrates its 5th year and the guides who have delivered over 280 tours to more than 12,000 third graders, 1,000 parents, and 500 teachers. The tour educates students about historic preservation, public art, and Wilmington history and development.
Tar Heels Go Walking received a Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit for outstanding achievement from Preservation North Carolina in 2010.
Interested in becoming a tour guide for an excited group of 3rd graders? Contact us now at email@example.com or call us at 910.762.2511!