Making History

HWF in the News

May 2020

Historic Wilmington Foundation Celebrating 54 Years of Preserving Buildings in the Cape Fear


April 2020

A City Not Like Anywhere Else


January 2020

The Future of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge


December 2019

HWF Debuts New Plaques for Oldest Structures


August 30, 2019

HWF’s Executive Director featured in Salt Magazine


July 23, 2019

HWF partners with the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust to restore Reaves Chapel

Listed as one of HWF’s 2019-2020 Most Threatened Places, Reaves Chapel is now being stabilized.

May 2019

May is Preservation Month!

Help HWF celebrate National Preservation Month by attending our special events:



December 22, 2018

It’s done! The little bungalow at 310 Bladen has been successfully moved to its new home at the corner of 4th & Swann.

The house was donated to Historic Wilmington Foundation with the condition that we relocate it. It is now in the hands of its new owners, Jennifer Concklin and Matt Walker, who will be transforming the turn-of-the-century house into a restaurant. Truly a community effort, this move is preservation at work! A property slated for demolition now occupies a once vacant lot, contributing to the reactivation of a blossoming neighborhood corridor. Win-win!

December 14, 2018

Following the hurricane, HWF launched the Florence Fix-It Grant program.

In keeping with our mission to Preserve and Protect the Irreplaceable, we awarded nearly $100,000 to owners of old houses to help them pay for storm-related repairs or insurance deductibles. Watch this space for stories of grant recipients and their homes on the mend!