Making HistoryHWF in the News
The Future of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge
HWF Debuts New Plaques for Oldest Structures
HWF Presents 2nd Annual Preservation Weekend
August 30, 2019
HWF’s Executive Director featured in Salt Magazine
HWF announces 2019-2020 list of Most Threatened Places
- July 24, 2019 Star News: Historic foundation announces Cape Fear’s most threatened places
- July 24, 2019 Star News PHOTOS: Wilmington area’s most threatened places
- July 24, 2019 WWAY: Historic Wilmington Foundation Announces List of ‘Most Threatened Places’
- July 24, 2019 WECT: Wilmington Nonprofit Releases List of Most Threatened Places
July 23, 2019
HWF partners with the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust to restore Reaves Chapel
- May 24, 2019 WWAY: Plaque Commemorates Historic Role of Williston High School
- May 24, 2019 Star News: Williston recognized for contributions to Wilmington’s History
- May 24, 2019 Star News: PHOTOS: Williston recognized for historical impact
- May 21, 2019 New Hanover County Schools: Historic Wilmington Foundation to Present Building Plaque for the former Williston Industrial High School
A proposed project in New Hanover County includes the demolition of two historic buildings. HWF advocates to preserve the buildings and suggests including them in an adaptive reuse project.
- June 14, 2019 Wilmington Biz Magazine: OpEd A Future That Respects the Past
- May 12, 2019 WHQR Public Media: What Next For Project Grace?
- April 20, 2019 Star News: Letter to the Editor
- April 16, 2019 Wilmington Business Journal: County Commissioners to Pursue 2 Tracks on Project Grace
- April 15, 2019 WHQR Public Media: Project Grace Surprise at New Hanover County Commission Meeting
- March 27, 2019 WHQR Public Media: Coastline: Project Grace
- February 26, 2019 encore Pub: Project Grace Causes a Disparagement of Opinion
- February 19, 2019 WHQR Public Media: Project Grace Coming Into Focus
- September 26, 2018 encore Pub: GHOSTS OF DEVELOPMENT: Project Grace stirs up concern over downtown’s public library and development plans
May is Preservation Month!
Help HWF celebrate National Preservation Month by attending our special events:
- Pints for Preservation @ New Anthem Beer Project (May 9, 4:00-8:00pm)
- 3rd Annual Sip N Shop @ Legacy Architectural Salvage (May 15, 4:00-7:00pm)
- Preservation Awards Ceremony @ St James Parish (May 22, 6:00-7:30pm)
- Carr Memorial Plaque dedication @ Williston Industrial High School (May 24, 9:30-10:00am)
- Castle Street Crawl @ Historic Firehouse Station No. 2 (May 30, 5:30-8:00pm)
April 6 & 7, 2019
The 2019 Home Tour
Purchase tickets online at www.tinyurl.com/hwfhometour or pay with cash or check at the door of any of the 10 gorgeous houses.
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!