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May is National Preservation Month
Thank you to our generous sponsors.
National Preservation Month Events:
Saturday, May 11, 3pm-5pm - Inaugural Guided Walking Tour of Wilmington's First Automobile Suburb-Forest Hills. Tour is free.
Meet at Forest Hills Elementary School, 602 Colonial Drive. Brief reception to follow. Call 910.762.2511 to RSVP.
Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 pm - Preservation Talk
Preservation Address by Preservation North Carolina President Myrick Howard. Presented by the Bellamy Mansion Museum, 503 Market Street. $5 general admission, free to Bellamy Mansion Museum & volunteers, HWF members, and students.
"Defending the Cape Fear" Lectures and tours presented by Dr. Chris Fonvielle, UNCW history professor and noted author. The series is offered by Bellamy Mansion Museum, Cape Fear Museum, Historical Society of the Lower Cape Fear and Historic Wilmington Foundation.
Tuesday, May 21: "Colonial Era and American Revolution"
Saturday, May 25: "Tour of Fort Caswell" and "Tour of Fort Anderson"
Tuesday, May 28: "Civil War through WWII"
Location of Lectures: Cape Fear Museum, 814 Market Street Time: 7:00-8:00pm Audience questions to follow.
Tour of Fort Caswell 12:30am, 100 Caswell Beach Rd., Oak Island
Tour of Fort Anderson 2:30pm, 8884 St. Phillips Rd. SE, Winnabow
Lectures & Tour: $10 each ($30 if purchased separately), Package Price: $25. Call 762-2511.
Note: Fort Caswell has an Admission Cost of $3 per person, payable at the fort.
Thursday, May 23, 6:30pm - HWF Preservation Awards Ceremony
Awards to be presented for restoration, rehabilitation, compatible infill & adaptive reuse projects. Awards of Merit & the Brinkley Preservationist of the Year will be presented as well. Reception follows. Co-sponsored by Residents of Old Wilmington, New Hanover County, & Wilmington Downtown, Inc.
Historic New Hanover County Courthouse, 24 North Third Street
Most Threatened Historic Places List 2013 Announcement
Debut of the new most threatened historic places. Site TBA. Check our website for update.
Thursday, May 30, - Spring Shrimparoo
6:30pm Friendraiser and membership event Riverwalk Landing at Elijah's with shrimp, beer & music on the deck. HWF members $20; non-members join at the door and get in free! Raffle prizes!
Current HWF members can bring a new member to the party & get in free!
Historic Wilmington Foundation offered its first Old House Fair on
May 5, 2013, to start the celebration of National Preservation Month. It was a great success
This event made possible by a generous donation from the Coastline Conference and Event Center.
New Guided Walking Tours Debut
Inaugural Guided Walking Tour of Wilmington’s First Streetcar Suburbs - Carolina Heights and Carolina Place. Tour is free.
Saturday, May 4, 3pm-5pm, meet at Coastal Shopping Center, 17th and Market.
Inaugural Guided Walking Tour of Wilmington’s First Automobile Suburb-Forest Hills. Tour is free.
Saturday, May 11, 3pm-5pm, meet at Forest Hills Elementary School, 602 Colonial Drive. Brief reception to follow. Call to RSVP 762-2511.
Regular tours (both routes) begin on Saturday, May 18th at 10am at the meeting places noted above. Cost is $10 per person.
Our 2013 Azalea Festival Home Tour was a great success
Thanks to our generous home owners and sponsors. Photo credit: Jennifer Mace
New Most Threatened Historic
Presentation at NHC Public Library. Pictured are (l to r): Don Britt, HWF Board President; George Edwards, HWF Executive Director; & Harry Tuchmayer, Library Director.
In August 2012, HWF unveiled its new Most Threatened Historic Places traveling exhibit. Throughout the fall of 2012 the exhibit appeared in libraries in the Foundation's three county service area. The new 2013 exhibit will debut in June.
Major assistance was provided through a grant from
the Landfall Foundation.
Most Threatened Historic Places
The new 2013 Most Threatened Historic Places list will be updated in late May 2013. Please check back for a comprehensive update.
New properties were added to the 2012 list and a comprehensive update on the status of all previous sites is included on the programs page.
If you have a concern about a site please call the Foundation to discuss.MTHP Lists: 2012 -2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 -2006
(Illustration of Threatened Places)
2013 Preservation Awards
The list of 2013 Preservation Award winners will be added in late spring of 2013.
Preservationist from throughout the Cape Fear Region gather at the historic New Hanover County Courthouse each May to applaud the winners of the Foundation’s annual preservation awards.
Check our calendar for the list of National Preservation Month activities.See a picture and complete list of 2012 winners.
Tar Heels Go Walking
A Partnership with New Hanover County Schools since 2009, Historic Wilmington Foundation guides have delivered 172 tours for more than 7,000 third graders, their teachers and parent volunteers.. 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.
Train to become a Tarheel Volunteer!
Training will begin August 2013.
City Passes Preservation Ordinance!
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Read the new ordinance